What does mermelada in Spanish mean?

What is the meaning of the word mermelada in Spanish? The article explains the full meaning, pronunciation along with bilingual examples and instructions on how to use mermelada in Spanish.

The word mermelada in Spanish means jam, jelly, spoils system. To learn more, please see the details below.

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Meaning of the word mermelada

jam, jelly

nombre femenino (fruta cocida con azúcar)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
Desayunamos pan tostado con mermelada.
We had jam (or: jelly) on toast for breakfast.

spoils system

nombre femenino (CO: coloquial (clientelismo político)

(noun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.)
El presidente electo dice que acabará con la mermelada en su gobierno; ya veremos cómo le va.
The president elect says he will put an end to the spoils system in his government; we'll see what happens.

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