One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A preserve made from citrus fruit, especially bitter oranges, prepared like jam.
jam, jelly, conserve, confectionView synonyms
- ‘He holds a silver tray with a silver teapot of the finest Darjeeling tea, small glass jars of marmalade and hot muffins.’
- ‘I'll have two pieces of toast, lightly buttered, with orange marmalade on the side.’
- ‘She took out a can of orange marmalade from fridge, opened it and put it on the kitchen table beside the cheese.’
- ‘An hour later I'll probably have a glass of mango juice and two slices of cinnamon raisin toast with thick, chunky English marmalade.’
- ‘Instead, I found myself lusting after bananas, marmalade, muesli, and the simple pleasure of a glass of cold milk.’
- ‘There are always four pots of marmalade in the cupboard - I love eating it with bananas.’
- ‘Real coffee, proper fruit juice and toast spread with bitter-sweet marmalade.’
- ‘A marmalade steamed pudding and a lemon crème moulée to finish were both superb.’
- ‘For breakfast I eat one slice of dry bread and marmalade, as anything more makes me feel sick.’
- ‘Mildly spiced with a little kick of bitter marmalade to counteract the modest amount of sugar.’
- ‘Grate the apple over the bread, add the dried fruit and peel, stir in the sugar, marmalade, flour, eggs and spices.’
- ‘We managed to pick up some great mixed-citrus marmalade, but missed out on the Dundee cake.’
- ‘According to an EU ruling, marmalade can contain only citrus fruit, not apricots or other soft fruit.’
- ‘The earliest known recipe for marmalade has been discovered in an 18th century book being auctioned in Edinburgh.’
- ‘Spoon some of the orange marmalade around the dish and garnish with chocolate peppermint.’
- ‘The home-made marmalade was joyful and the coffee, served English-style in the pot, was of very superior quality.’
- ‘It can be eaten as is or made into a jelly, marmalade, nectar, squash, or sherbet.’
- ‘There will be a selection of homemade jams, marmalade, preserves, cakes and quiches.’
- ‘The contrast between the bitter rind and sweet flesh makes them perfect for making marmalade.’
- ‘Britain is a nation of marmalade lovers and no English breakfast is served without the perfect ending - toast and marmalade.’
Late 15th century: from Portuguese marmelada ‘quince jam’, from marmelo ‘quince’, based on Greek melimēlon (from meli ‘honey’ + mēlon ‘apple’).
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