American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of syrup.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See syrup, etc.
- n. obsolete A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.
- n. obsolete 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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
sirupor 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.
- n. a thick sweet sticky liquid
- French sirop. (Compare Italian siroppo, Spanish jarabe, jarope, Late Latin siruppus, syrupus, from Arabic شراب (šarāb, "a drink, wine, coffee, syrup")). Compare sherbet (Wiktionary)
“For determining the density of sirup, a _sirup gauge_, or”
“Thus, a sirup in which the proportion of sugar to water is so large as to make the sirup thick is known as a _heavy sirup_; one in which the proportion of water to sugar is so large as to make the sirup thin is called a _light sirup_; and one in which the proportion of sugar and water is such as to produce a sirup that is neither thick nor thin, but stands between the two extremes, is called a _medium sirup_.”
“Each is provided with a false bottom, covered with thick woolen blankets, and through these the juice slowly drips into an immense iron vessel called a sirup tank.”
“For other articles of food and clothing, the slaves were compelled to rely on their own industry and management, excepting in "crop time," when the sugar works were in operation, and every person was allowed an unlimited amount of sirup, which is highly nutritious and wholesome.”
“In Sirle, the first syllable has the same sound as the sir in sirup.”
“Add the chopped peanuts and salt to either kind of sirup, stirring them in as quickly as possible.”
“Purified molasses is usually known as "sirup," and much of it is made by boiling a solution of raw sugar to the proper degree of concentration.”
“Aifink ai will has mint chokklit chip, wiff chokklit sirup adn wippy creem!”
“Nau, iff dere bee ennyfing lefft arftr PB haz stuk hiz snowt in, aifinkso pancaeks wid sirup an sum kawfeee be JUS whut de dokter orderd toodai… o joi!”
“Tuesday, 31 July 2007 peppermint sirup picture by michael wissing”
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