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jelly

noun uk   /ˈdʒel.i/ us  
[C or U] UK (US trademark Jell-O) a soft, sweet, usually brightly coloured food made from sugar, gelatine, and fruit flavours, that shakes slightly when it is moved: I've made a strawberry jelly for the children's tea. jelly and ice cream A2 US (UK jam) a sweet soft food made by cooking fruit with sugar to preserve it. It is eaten on bread or cakes: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich [C or U] jam that is transparent and does not contain pieces of fruit: apple jelly [U] any soft, slightly wet substance that shakes slightly when it is moved: Frogs' eggs are covered in a sort of transparent jelly.
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