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Jekyll and Hyde in the nineteenth-century novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, the protagonist, who changes from the benevolent Dr. Jekyll into the evil Mr. Hyde. [2 definitions]
jell to solidify or congeal; become like a gel or jelly. [5 definitions]
jellify to make or turn into jelly.
Jell-O trademark for a sweetened, fruit-flavored gelatin dessert.
jelly a food jelled by gelatin or pectin, esp. a sweet preparation of concentrated fruit juice that is usu. spread on bread. [4 definitions]
jellybean a small, egg-shaped, colored candy that has a hardened sugar coating and a gelatinous center.
jellyfish any of a large number of soft, jellylike marine animals that usu. have numerous tentacles hanging down from a bell-shaped body. [2 definitions]
jellyroll a thin sheet of sponge cake spread with fruit jelly or jam and rolled up.
je ne sais quoi I don't know what (French); an indefinable quality.
jennet a small Spanish horse. [2 definitions]
jenny the female of certain animals, esp. birds. [2 definitions]
jeopardize to cause to be in danger or at risk; imperil.
jeopardy danger, as of harm, death, or loss; peril.
jerboa any of a number of small African and Asian rodents that have long rear legs adapted for jumping.
jeremiad a long complaint about life or one's situation; lamentation.
Jeremiah a major Hebrew prophet of the seventh and sixth centuries B.C. [2 definitions]
jerk1 any sudden or unexpected and uneven motion. [5 definitions]
jerk2 to cure (meat that has been cut into thin strips) by drying.
jerkin a short, tight, usu. leather jacket resembling a vest.
jerkline a rope used in place of reins to guide a large team of horses.
jerk off (vulgar slang) to masturbate.