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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for a gelatin dessert. This trademark often occurs in print without a hyphen: "But you can't protect some dummies from themselves. So if they want to turn their heads into Jello, that's their lookout” ( Mike Royko).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A brand of dessert made from gelatin.
  • proper n. Through genericization, any brand of fruit flavored gelatin dessert mix.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a brand of sweetened fruit-flavored powdered mixture, packaged so that it can be conveniently dissolved in hot water and solidified into a gelatin, used as a dessert, sometimes with pieces of fruit mixed in; also the gelatin dessert thus prepared; sometimes used metaphorically.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. fruit-flavored dessert (trade mark Jell-O) made from a commercially prepared gelatin powder
  • n. fruit-flavored dessert (trade mark Jell-O) made from a commercially prepared gelatin powder

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