a food preparation of a soft, elastic consistency due to the presence of gelatin, pectin, etc., especially fruit juice boiled down with sugar and used as a sweet spread for bread and toast, as a filling for cakes or doughnuts, etc.
any substance having the consistency of jelly.
Chiefly British. a fruit-flavored gelatin dessert.
a plastic sandal or shoe.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), jellied, jellying.
to bring or come to the consistency of jelly.
containing or made, spread, or topped with jelly or syrup; jellied:
1350-1400;Middle Englishgely < Old Frenchgelee frozen jelly < Medieval Latingelāta frozen, equivalent to Latingel- freeze + -āta-ate1; cf. gel, cold