Definition of marmalade in English:


Line breaks: mar¦ma|lade
Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːməleɪd


[mass noun]
  • A preserve made from citrus fruit, especially bitter oranges.
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    • It can be eaten as is or made into a jelly, marmalade, nectar, squash, or sherbet.
    • Spoon some of the orange marmalade around the dish and garnish with chocolate peppermint.
    • According to an EU ruling, marmalade can contain only citrus fruit, not apricots or other soft fruit.


late 15th century: from Portuguese marmelada 'quince jam', from marmelo 'quince', based on Greek melimēlon (from meli 'honey' + mēlon 'apple').

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