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jellied

[jel-eed] /ˈdʒɛl id/
adjective
1.
congealed or brought to the consistency of jelly:
jellied consommé.
2.
containing or spread over with jelly or syrup.
Origin of jellied
1585-1595
1585-95; jelly + -ed2
Related forms
unjellied, adjective

jelly

[jel-ee] /ˈdʒɛl i/
noun, plural jellies.
1.
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.
2.
any substance having the consistency of jelly.
3.
Chiefly British. a fruit-flavored gelatin dessert.
4.
a plastic sandal or shoe.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), jellied, jellying.
5.
to bring or come to the consistency of jelly.
adjective
6.
containing or made, spread, or topped with jelly or syrup; jellied:
jelly apples.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English gely < Old French gelee frozen jelly < Medieval Latin gelāta frozen, equivalent to Latin gel- freeze + -āta -ate1; cf. gel, cold
Related forms
jellylike, adjective
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Examples from the Web for jellied
Historical Examples
  • He had buttered and jellied generous slices of bread, and was searching wildly for something when Tranquiline rentered.

    Bayou Folk Kate Chopin
  • I faced them all with a gambler's composure but behind my mask I was jellied with fear.

  • The sauce is used warm, and the articles are put to chill on ice, so that they are in a jellied condition.

    Choice Cookery Catherine Owen
  • When mixture is jellied turn into freezer, as any ice cream.

    Dietetics for Nurses Fairfax T. Proudfit
  • Well, before the worm has a chance to spin, it is put into vinegar and this jellied silk is extracted.

    The Story of Silk Sara Ware Bassett
  • To hide her distress she started to carve a slice of jellied veal and carrot.

    The Secret of the Night Gaston Leroux
  • jellied eels and stewed tripe and eel-pies at twopence, threepence, and sixpence.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • (a) What substance in veal is utilized in the preparation of jellied veal?

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • The currants will be whole and taste much like fresh fruit with jellied juice around them.

  • Loftus, whose mouth was full of jellied consommé, did not answer for a moment.

British Dictionary definitions for jellied

jellied

/ˈdʒɛlɪd/
adjective
1.
congealed into jelly, esp by cooling
2.
containing, set in, or coated with jelly

jelly1

/ˈdʒɛlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
a fruit-flavoured clear dessert set with gelatine US and Canadian trademark Jell-o
2.
a preserve made from the juice of fruit boiled with sugar and used as jam
3.
a savoury food preparation set with gelatine or with a strong gelatinous stock and having a soft elastic consistency: calf's-foot jelly
4.
anything having the consistency of jelly
5.
(informal) a coloured gelatine filter that can be fitted in front of a stage or studio light
verb -lies, -lying, -lied
6.
to jellify
Derived Forms
jelly-like, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French gelee frost, jelly, from geler to set hard, from Latin gelāre, from gelu frost

jelly2

/ˈdʒɛlɪ/
noun
1.
(Brit) a slang name for gelignite
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Word Origin and History for jellied
adj.

1590s, past participle adjective from jelly (v.).

jelly

n.

late 14c., from Old French gelee "a frost; jelly," noun use of fem. past participle of geler "congeal," from Latin gelare "to freeze," from gelu "frost" (see cold (adj.)).

v.

c.1600, from jelly (n.). Related: Jellied; jellying.

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jellied in Medicine

jelly jel·ly (jěl'ē)
n.
A semisolid resilient substance usually containing some form of gelatin in solution.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Slang definitions & phrases for jellied

jelly

noun

  1. An easy, pleasant task; sinecure; cinch
  2. Anything gotten free or without effort; gravy
  3. jelly-roll (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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