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jelly

noun uk   /ˈdʒel.i/ us  
A2 [C or U] a sweet soft food made by cooking fruit with sugar to preserve it. It is smooth, without any pieces of fruit in it. Jelly is eaten on bread: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich apple jelly [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 [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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