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Noun pectin has 1 sense
  1. pectin - any of various water-soluble colloidal carbohydrates that occur in ripe fruit and vegetables; used in making fruit jellies and jams
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 is a substance of Kaopectate

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Pectin is a substance found in ripe fruits, especially apples and oranges, that is used in cooking to make jams and jellies thicker.

Part of Speech:

  • Noun: The pectin in apples helps to bind the ingredients together when making apple jam.
  • Verb: You can pectin fruits by adding this substance to your recipe for a thicker consistency.


  • Sense 1: A soluble gelatinous polysaccharide that is present in ripe fruits and is extracted for use as a setting agent in jams and jellies.
  • Sense 2: A commercial preparation of pectin used as a gelling agent in various food products.


  • Popular Usage: Pectin is commonly used in the production of homemade fruit preserves.
  • Local Usage: In some regions, pectin is also utilized as a dietary fiber supplement due to its thickening properties.

Sample Sentences:

  1. The strawberry jam recipe calls for one tablespoon of pectin to achieve the desired consistency.
  2. If your jelly doesn't set properly, you may need to add more pectin to the mixture.
  3. Due to the high pectin content, oranges are often used in the production of marmalade.

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