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Dictionary Definition

Jell-O n : fruit-flavored dessert (trade mark Jell-O) made from a commercially prepared gelatin powder [syn: jello]jello n : fruit-flavored dessert (trade mark Jell-O) made from a commercially prepared gelatin powder [syn: Jell-O]

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English

Etymology

From the brand name Jell-O.

Alternative spellings

Noun

  1. A dessert made by boiling gelatin in water.
    • 1968, Ronald Sukenick, Up, 1998 ed., ISBN 1573660450, page 26,
      And the food! I mean, I'm not fussy, but couldn't they think of anything better than this toothpaste? A little Jello or something, a nice can of soup.
    • 1977, Florence King, WASP, Where is Thy Sting?, excerpt, in The Florence King Reader, 1996 St. Martin's Press ed., ISBN 0312143370, page 25,
      Alex Portnoy thought his mother had magical powers because she could suspend fruit in mid-Jello.
    • 1984, William Martin, Nerve Endings, Crown, ISBN 0517550881, page 28,
      "I never eat Jello. I never eat anything that moves on the spoon."

Translations

A dessert made by boiling gelatin in water

Extensive Definition

Jello may refer to:

People

  • Jello Biafra, American lead singer and songwriter for the San Francisco punk rock band Dead Kennedys
  • Green Jellÿ, the comedy heavy metal band originally named Green Jellö
  • Darrell Fitton, an electronic musician from Manchester, England who has recorded under the names "Jello" and "Bola"

Language

  • The Jell-O Belt, a colloquial geographical term in American English that references a clichéd Mormon overfondness for Jell-O
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