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jellynoun

uk   /ˈdʒel.i/ us   /ˈdʒel.i/
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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jellynoun [U]

us   /ˈdʒel·i/
a soft, sweet, slightly solid food made by boiling fruit juice with sugar: grape/apple jelly a peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Jelly is also a substance that is almost solid: petroleum jelly
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