marmalade

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Borrowed from Middle French marmelade, from Portuguese marmelada (quince jam), from marmelo (quince), from Latin melimēlum (sweet apple), from Ancient Greek μελίμηλον (melímēlon), from μέλι (méli, honey) + μῆλον (mêlon, apple).

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marmalade (countable and uncountable, plural marmalades)

  1. A kind of jam made with citrus fruit, distinguished by being made slightly bitter by the addition of the peel and by partial caramelisation during manufacture. Most commonly made with Seville oranges, and usually qualified by the name of the fruit when made with other types of fruit. [from late 15c.]
    lime marmalade
    thick cut marmalade
    1. Ellipsis of orange marmalade.
  2. (obsolete) quince jam

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marmalade (third-person singular simple present marmalades, present participle marmalading, simple past and past participle marmaladed)

  1. (transitive) To spread marmalade on.

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