A clear, jellylike preserve made from the pulp and rind of fruits, especially citrus fruits.
[French marmelade, from Portuguese marmelada, from marmelo, quince, alteration of Latin melimēlum, a kind of sweet apple, from Greek melimēlon : meli, honey; see melit- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + mēlon, apple.]
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