Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of syrup.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.
  • n. A thick and viscid saccharine solution of superior quality (as sugarhouse sirup or molasses, maple sirup); specifically, in pharmacy and often in cookery, a saturated solution of sugar and water (simple sirup), or such a solution flavored or medicated.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.
  • n. A thick and viscid saccharine solution of superior quality (as sugarhouse sirup or molasses, maple sirup); specifically, in pharmacy and often in cookery, a saturated solution of sugar and water (simple sirup), or such a solution flavored or medicated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See syrup, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a thick sweet sticky liquid

Etymologies

French sirop. (Compare Italian siroppo, Spanish jarabe, jarope, Late Latin siruppus, syrupus, from Arabic شراب (šarāb, "a drink, wine, coffee, syrup")). Compare sherbet (Wiktionary)

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