Jello

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From the brand name Jell-O.

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Jello (uncountable)

  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."

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