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marmalade [Port.,=quince preparation], thick preserve of fruit pulp, originally made from quinces (marmelos) and known in England from the 15th cent. Marmalade has a jellylike consistency and a slightly bitter flavor, caused by including the rind of some tart fruit such as the Seville orange or the grapefruit. The name is also applied to various jams made tart by the addition of lemon juice or other acid ingredients.

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marmalade Defined by EU Directive as jam made from citrus peel; what was known as ginger marmalade is now known as ginger preserve. The name comes from the Portuguese marmalada, the quince, which was used to make preserves. Used in French and German for jam or preserves in general.

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marmalade XVI. — F. marmelade — Pg. marmelada, f. marmelo quince:- L. melimēlum — Gr. melímēlon kind of apple grafted on a quince, f. mêli honey + mêlon apple; see -ADE.

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marmalade

mar·ma·lade / ˈmärməˌlād/ • n. a preserve made from citrus fruit, esp. bitter oranges, prepared like jam.

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