American English

Definition of jelly noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. jellies)
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a thick sweet food made by boiling fruit juice with sugar, but without any pieces of fruit in it, often sold in jars and spread on bread blackcurrant jelly compare jam
  2. 2[uncountable] any thick, sticky substance, especially a type of cream used on the skin see also petroleum jelly, royal jelly
  3. 3[uncountable] a thick, sticky substance made from gelatin and meat juices, served around meat, fish, etc. synonym aspic chicken in jelly
  4. 4(also jelly shoe) [countable] a light plastic shoe designed for wearing on the beach and in the ocean
  5. Idioms
    be/feel like jelly, turn to jelly
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    (of legs or knees) to feel weak because you are nervous
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: jelly