1. [syn: jello, Jell-O]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Jell-O \Jell"-O\, jello \jell"o\n. [a trademark.]
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; as,
when he pulled a gun on me, my knees turned to Jell-O..
Note: Jell-O was originally a trademark and is still
protected by trademark law, but is often used as one
word, uncapitalized in informal writing.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: fruit-flavored dessert (trade mark Jell-O) made from a
commercially prepared gelatin powder [syn: jello,
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
[Usenet: by analogy with spam] A message that is both excessively
cross-posted and too frequently posted, as opposed to spam (which is
merely too frequently posted) or velveeta (which is merely excessively
cross-posted). This term is widely recognized but not commonly used; most
people refer to both kinds of abuse or their combination as spam.