pectin means: Gelatin-like pectin, which is found naturally in fruit and vegetables can be used to thicken jams and jellies. It is available in both liquid and dried forms. (in Cooking Dictionary)

What else does pectin mean?

  • The natural ingredient pectin can be used to thicken preserves, jams and jellies. Although pectin can be found in fruit, most people don’t have enough of it to make jelly. Alternately, you can cook the mixture to achieve the desired consistency. Pectin can only be used when it is combined with specific amounts of sugar or acid. (in Cooking Dictionary)
  • A group of water-soluble colloidal carbohydrate of high molecular mass found in fruits such as grapefruits, plums and apples. They are used for jelling various food, drugs and cosmetics. (in Merlin Dictionary)