[mahr-muh-leyd, mahr-muh-leyd]
a jellylike preserve in which small pieces of fruit and fruit rind, as of oranges or lemons, are suspended.

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 Unabridged
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marmalade (ˈmɑːməˌleɪd)
1.  a preserve made by boiling the pulp and rind of citrus fruits, esp oranges, with sugar
2.  (of cats) streaked orange or yellow and brown
[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 & History

1480, from M.Fr. marmelade, from Port. marmelada "quince jelly, marmalade," from marmelo "quince," by dissimilation from L. melimelum "sweet apple," originally "fruit of an apple tree grafted onto quince," from Gk. melimelon, from meli "honey" + melon "apple." Extended 17c. to "preserve made from citrus
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Example sentences
At my approach they would bolt away, hooves flying, their marmalade and white
  fur shining in the sunlight.
Pasta used to be forbidden, now it's allowed, but not fruit juice or marmalade.
Marmalade is a work of art that anyone can create-and with more ease than you
  may think.
If you don't want to make your own carrot preserves, use any quality preserves
  or marmalade.
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