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English definition of “preserve”

preserve

noun [C or U] (FOOD)    /prɪˈzɜːv/ US  /-ˈzɝːv/
a food made from fruit or vegetables boiled with sugar and water until it becomes like a firm sauce: apricot preserve jars of preserves → See also conserve nounJams and spreads
(Definition of preserve noun (FOOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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