—n. 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.
—v.t., v.i. to bring or come to the consistency of jelly.
—adj. containing or made, spread, or topped with jelly or syrup; jellied: jelly apples.