jelly jel"ly, n.; pl. {Jellies}. [ Formerly gelly, gely, F. gel['e]e jelly, frost, fr. geler to freeze. L. gelare; akin to gelu frost. See {Gelid}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything brought to a gelatinous condition; a viscous, translucent substance in a condition between liquid and solid; a stiffened solution of gelatin, gum, or the like. [1913 Webster]

2. The juice of fruits or meats boiled with sugar to an elastic consistence; as, currant jelly; calf's-foot jelly. [1913 Webster]

{Jelly bag}, a bag through which the material for jelly is strained.

{Jelly mold}, a mold for forming jelly in ornamental shapes.

{Jelly plant} (Bot.), Australian name of an edible seaweed ({Eucheuma speciosum}), from which an excellent jelly is made. --J. Smith.

{Jelly powder}, an explosive, composed of nitroglycerin and collodion cotton; -- so called from its resemblance to calf's-foot jelly. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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