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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
jelly \jel"ly\, n.; pl. Jellies. [ Formerly gelly, gely, F. gel['e]e jelly, frost, fr. geler to freeze. L. gelare; akin to gelu frost. See Gelid.] [1913 Webster] 1. Anything brought to a gelatinous condition; a viscous, translucent substance in a condition between liquid and solid; a stiffened solution of gelatin, gum, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2. The juice of fruits or meats boiled with sugar to an elastic consistence; as, currant jelly; calf's-foot jelly. [1913 Webster] Jelly bag, a bag through which the material for jelly is strained. Jelly mold, a mold for forming jelly in ornamental shapes. Jelly plant (Bot.), Australian name of an edible seaweed (Eucheuma speciosum), from which an excellent jelly is made. --J. Smith. Jelly powder, an explosive, composed of nitroglycerin and collodion cotton; -- so called from its resemblance to calf's-foot jelly. [1913 Webster]