marmalade

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marmalade a preserve made of the pulp and rind of citrus fruits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Many wonder what the difference is between jelly, preserves, jam, and marmalade. In all cases, jelly is the common denominator. Jelly is fruit juice with added sugar, cooled and congealed, usually by the addition of gelatin or pectin. Preserves preserve the largest percentage of the original fruit, containing whole chunks of it in addition to jelly. Jam is jelly plus fruit pulp. Marmalade has bits of fruit and the rinds in a jelly. Although the orange variety is most common, it is often made from other citrus fruits. Spread either of the four on toast, add a nice cup of tea, and you have one sweet treat.
    • n Marmalade mär"mȧ*lād A preserve or confection made of the pulp of fruit, as the quince, pear, apple, orange, etc., boiled with sugar, and brought to a jamlike consistency.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marmalade A preserve or confection of pulpy consistence made from various fruits, especially bitter and acid fruits, such as the orange, lemon, and barberry, and the berries of the mountain-ash, and sometimes also the larger fruits, like the apple, pear, plum, pineapple, quince, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Marmalade mär′ma-lād a jam or preserve generally made of the pulp of oranges, originally of quinces.
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Quotations

  • Noel Coward
    Noel Coward
    “Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. marmelade, Pg. marmelada, fr. marmélo, a quince, fr. L. melimelum, honey apple, Gr. meli`mhlon a sweet apple, an apple grafted on a quince; me`li honey + mh^lon apple. Cf. Mellifluous Melon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., from Port. marmeladamarmelo, a quince—L. melimēlum—Gr. melimēlon, a sweet apple—meli, honey, mēlon, an apple.

Usage

In literature:

When you supplement these with marmalade and mulberry jam, other things all cease to be necessities.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
Meanwhile, the landlady spread the cloth: bread, marmalade, watercress, two eggs.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
When the apples are done, fill the centre with orange marmalade or apricot preserve.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
It would have taken a lot of fried eggs and marmalade to put them up and over those rapids.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
Then his porridge came, and I proceeded with my toast and marmalade, and the letter I had from you in Bombay, which lay beside my plate.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
Please pass the marmalade.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
Serve with orange marmalade.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
One almost wishes it had been Marmalade.
"Ladies-In-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
An ounce of marmalade.
"Punch or the London Charivari, September 9, 1914" by Various
She got two pots of her favorite orange marmalade too, in case they made toast for supper.
"Betty Leicester" by Sarah Orne Jewett
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In poetry:

Beneath the oak go trip the rope,
And swing in pleasant shade;
Or gather fruit, if thou wouldst hope
To eat the marmalade.
"Outing Song" by George Hannibal Temple
Oh what a fuss they made
Stirring the marmalade
These parliamentarians
Never an honest word
In their dim halls was heard
For more than a decade.
"Alf’s Sixth Bit" by Ezra Pound
Maid There is still some wine left in the chalice,
And the plate is served - preserves and marmalade.
Why the two of you are in his house?
Every night a new woman he desires.
"Three Wives Of A Mandarin" by Nikolai Stepanovich Gumilev
Oh! Fullers angel-cake, Robertson’s marmalade,
Liberty lampshade, come shine on us all,
My! what a spread for the friends of Myfanwy,
Some in the alcove and some in the hall.
"Myfanwy" by Sir John Betjeman
The jelly-- the Jam and the marmalade,
And the cherry and quince "preserves'' she made!
And the sweet-sour pickles of peach and pear,
With cinnamon in 'em, and all things rare--!
And the more we ate was the more to spare,
Out to Old Aunt Mary's!
"Old Aunt Mary's" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Meyer Lemon and Blood Orange Marmalade .
Spread the seasonal flavor with this homemade marmalade .
TSA, NYC, SCOTUS, and Marmalade Update.
Pan-Seared Scallops with Apple-Onion Marmalade & Bacon.
Rib-eye with caramelized onion marmalade .
0 You can use onions as a sauce for meat, as in this rib-eye with carmelized onion marmalade .
Photograph by Cameron Fabrick TEA AND NOT-SO-SYMPATHETIC: Lucy (Polina Krasnova) has an imaginary friend, Mr Marmalade (Keith C. Marshall), who is anything but a role model.
Tenderloin of Bison with Sunchokes and Horseradish-Onion Marmalade .
Green Tomato and Lemon Marmalade .
Pumpkin Tart With Plum Marmalade .
Lady Marmalade ' Music Video.
Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya and Pink throwing it back for us tonight with Lady Marmalade .
Stuffed French Toast with Orange Marmalade .
Use fruit as a garnish for drinks, or make marmalade.
Mary Mannella of Penn Hills calls her recipe for Marmalade Chicken "one of my easy favorite recipes".
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