A preserve containing pieces of fruit rind, especially citrus fruit. The original marmalades were made from quince the Portuguese word marmelada means "quince jam." Now, however, Seville oranges are the most popular fruit for making marmalades.
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.