marmalade [Port., = quince preparation], thick preserve of fruit pulp, originally made from quinces ( marmelos ) and known in England from the 15th cent.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.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on marmalade from Fact Monster:

  • sapote - sapote sapote , name for several Central American trees and their fruits. Sapotes, sweet and pulpy, ...
  • Dundee - Dundee Dundee, city (1991 pop. 172,294) and council area, E central Scotland, on the Firth of Tay. ...
  • Mya - Mya (Mya Harrison) singer, songwriter Born: 10/10/1979 Birthplace: Washington, D.C. Mya secured her ...
  • Mya - Biography of Mya, Singer of "Ghetto Superstar" and "Fallen"
  • quince - quince quince, shrub or small tree of the Asian genera Chaenomeles and Cydonia of the family ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Food and Cooking

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Quizzes

Play Tic Tac Toe