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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A dessert made from gelatin, sugar, and fruit flavoring.
2. Something soft and wiggly.
Jell-O is a trademark for a gelatin-based dessert. The word gelatin (a substance formed by boiling bones, skin, ligaments, etc.) is from Latin gelare (to freeze). Ultimately from the Indo-European root gel- (cold; to freeze), which also gave us jelly, chill, glacier, cold, and congeal. Earliest documented use: 1935.
“Ryan Longwel said: ... it’s too hard to make a kick when your legs are Jell-O.”
Mark Craig; On the NFL; Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota); Nov 20, 2016.
See more usage examples of Jell-O in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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