French marmelade, from Portuguese marmelada (“quince jam”), from marmelo (“quince”), from Latin melimelum (“sweet apple”), from Ancient Greek μελίμηλον (melimēlon), from μέλι (meli, “honey”) + μῆλον (mēlon, “apple”).
marmalade (plural marmalades)
- Citrus fruit variant of jam but distinguished by being made slightly bitter by the addition of the peel and by partial caramelisation during manufacture. Most commonly made with Seville oranges, and usually qualified by the name of the fruit when made with other types of fruit.
- lime marmalade
- thick cut marmalade