Marmalade
Marmalade Mar"ma*lade (m[aum]r"m[.a]*l[=a]d), n. [F. marmelade, Pg. marmelada, fr. marm['e]lo a quince, fr. L. melimelum honey apple, Gr. meli`mhlon a sweet apple, an apple grafted on a quince; me`li honey + mh^lon apple. Cf. {Mellifluous}, {Melon}.] A preserve or confection made of the pulp of fruit, as the quince, pear, apple, orange, etc., boiled with sugar, and brought to a jamlike consistency. [1913 Webster]

{Marmalade tree} (Bot.), a sapotaceous tree ({Lucuma mammosa}) of the West Indies and Tropical America. It has large obovate leaves and an egg-shaped fruit from three to five inches long, containing a pleasant-flavored pulp and a single large seed. The fruit is called {marmalade}, or natural marmalade, from its consistency and flavor. [1913 Webster]


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  • Marmalade —    Marmalade is a bitter, jellylike preserve, once made from quinces but now primarily from oranges, including some of their peel. This word has thrived in folk stories, even though there is no direct line between the preserve and its ancestor.… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • marmalade — Mar ma*lade (m[aum]r m[.a]*l[=a]d), n. [F. marmelade, Pg. marmelada, fr. marm[ e]lo a quince, fr. L. melimelum honey apple, Gr. meli mhlon a sweet apple, an apple grafted on a quince; me li honey + mh^lon apple. Cf. {Mellifluous}, {Melon}.] A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marmalade — war eine schottische Popgruppe, die zwischen 1968 und 1976 insgesamt 8 Hits unter den ersten zehn zu verzeichnen hatte. Aufgrund ihrer Berühmtheit wurde ein Cocktail nach ihr benannt, der Marmaladdie . Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Bandgeschichte 2… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • marmalade — late 15c., 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 (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • marmalade — ► NOUN ▪ a preserve made from citrus fruit, especially bitter oranges. ORIGIN Portuguese marmelada quince jam , from marmelo quince …   English terms dictionary

  • marmalade — [mär′mə lād΄] n. [OFr marmelade < Port marmelada, orig., confection of quinces < marmelo, quince < L melimelum < Gr melimēlon, sweet apple < meli, honey (see MILDEW) + mēlon, apple] a jamlike preserve made by boiling the pulp, and… …   English World dictionary

  • Marmalade — Not to be confused with Marmelade. This article is about the type of fruit preserve. For other uses, see Marmalade (disambiguation). Seville orange marmalade with rind Marmalade is a fruit preserve made from the juice and peel of citrus fruits,… …   Wikipedia

  • marmalade — Collective term for alcoholic beverages; however, cannot be used to express the alcohol content level. Marmalade is marmalade 30 proof marmalade would be wrong. Got any marmalade? OR Shall I bring marmalade? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • marmalade — Collective term for alcoholic beverages; however, cannot be used to express the alcohol content level. Marmalade is marmalade 30 proof marmalade would be wrong. Got any marmalade? OR Shall I bring marmalade? …   Dictionary of american slang

  • marmalade — 1. noun /ˈmɑː(ɹ)m.ə.leɪd/ Citrus fruit variant of jam but distinguished by being made slightly bitter by the addition of the peel and by partial caramelisation during manufacture. Most commonly made with Seville oranges, and usually qualified by… …   Wiktionary

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