Pronunciation: ( jel'ē), [key]
—n., pl. -lies,
—v., -lied, -ly•ing,
1. a food preparation of a soft, elastic consistency due to the presence of gelatin, pectin, etc., esp. fruit juice boiled down with sugar and used as a sweet spread for bread and toast, as a filling for cakes or doughnuts, etc.
2. any substance having the consistency of jelly.
3. Chiefly Brit.a fruit-flavored gelatin dessert.
4. a plastic sandal or shoe.
to bring or come to the consistency of jelly.
containing or made, spread, or topped with jelly or syrup; jellied: jelly apples.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.