English definition of “preserve”
FOOD [C, U] UK (US preserves) › a sweet food made from fruit, sugar, and water: apricot/strawberry preserve
ACTIVITY [no plural] › an activity which only a particular group of people can do: Sport used to be a male preserve. Owning racehorses is the preserve of the rich.
AREA [C] mainly US › an area where wild animals and plants are protected