1585–95; jelly + -ed2

unjellied, adjective Unabridged


noun, plural jellies.
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: jelly apples.

1350–1400; Middle English gely < Old French gelee frozen jelly < Medieval Latin gelāta frozen, equivalent to Latin gel- freeze + -āta -ate1; cf. gel, cold

jellylike, adjective Unabridged
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jellied (ˈdʒɛlɪd)
1.  congealed into jelly, esp by cooling
2.  containing, set in, or coated with jelly

jelly1 (ˈdʒɛlɪ)
n , pl -lies
1.  US and Canadian trademark: Jell-o a fruit-flavoured clear dessert set with gelatine
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
vb , -lies, -lies, -lying, -lied
6.  to jellify
[C14: from Old French gelee frost, jelly, from geler to set hard, from Latin gelāre, from gelu frost]

jelly2 (ˈdʒɛlɪ)
(Brit) a slang name for gelignite

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Word Origin & History

1381, from O.Fr. gelée "a frost, jelly," lit. fem. pp. of geler "congeal," from L. gelare "to freeze," from gelu "frost." Jellyfish as the popular name of the medusa and similar sea-creatures is from 1841. Jellybean first attested 1908. Jellyroll "cylindrical cake containing jelly or jam" is from
1895; as slang for "vagina, sexual intercourse" it dates from 1914 ("St. Louis Blues").
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Medical Dictionary

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

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Example sentences
The gigantic planes each carried ten tons of the newly invented jellied
  gasoline incendiaries.
The colonists broiled and roasted pigeons, stewed them in gravy and jellied
  them in a calf's-foot broth.
Water surges into honeycombed spaces, expanding the shaft out of its jellied
Stoves using gas, jellied petroleum, or pressurized liquid fuel are still
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