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marmalade

[mahr-muh-leyd, mahr-muh-leyd] /ˈmɑr məˌleɪd, ˌmɑr məˈleɪd/
noun
1.
a jellylike preserve in which small pieces of fruit and fruit rind, as of oranges or lemons, are suspended.
Origin of marmalade
1515-1525
1515-25; < Portuguese marmelada quince jam, derivative of marmelo quince < Latin melimēlum a kind of apple < Greek melímēlon (méli honey + mêlon a fruit); see -ade1
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British Dictionary definitions for marmalade

marmalade

/ˈmɑːməˌleɪd/
noun
1.
a preserve made by boiling the pulp and rind of citrus fruits, esp oranges, with sugar
adjective
2.
(of cats) streaked orange or yellow and brown
Word Origin
C16: via French from Portuguese marmelada, from marmelo quince, from Latin, from Greek melimēlon, from meli honey + mēlon apple
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Word Origin and History for marmalade
n.

late 15c., from Middle French marmelade, from Portuguese marmelada "quince jelly, marmalade," from marmelo "quince," by dissimilation from Latin melimelum "sweet apple," originally "fruit of an apple tree grafted onto quince," from Greek melimelon, from meli "honey" (see Melissa) + melon "apple" (see malic). Extended 17c. to "preserve made from citrus fruit."

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Slang definitions & phrases for marmalade

marmalade

noun

malarkey (1950s+)


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