jello

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Etymology[edit]

Genericization of the brand name Jell-O.

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Noun[edit]

jello (uncountable)

  1. A dessert made by boiling gelatin in water
    • 1940, Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, 2004 Houghton Mifflin ed., ISBN 0618526412, page 306,
      The jello was gone in five minutes and the cigarette smoked.
    • 2002, Rich Zubaty, Your Brain Is Not Your Own, ISBN 1589391306, page 159,
      Distribution of cherry jello was stepped up to college campus towns across America.
    • 2006, Xana, Harvest Moon, AuthorHouse, ISBN 142593000X, page 178,
      She didn't want to eat anything heavy and decided that jello had zero fat content.

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