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

  • adj. Resembling gelatin; viscous.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or containing gelatin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. jelly-like
  • adj. of or referring to gelatin

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of the nature and consistence of gelatin or the jelly; resembling jelly; viscous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or consisting of gelatin; of the nature or consistence of gelatin; resembling jelly.

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

  • adj. thick like gelatin


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