American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A thick, sweet, sticky liquid, consisting of a sugar base, natural or artificial flavorings, and water.
- n. The juice of a fruit or plant boiled with sugar until thick and sticky.
- n. A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, a solution of sugar in water, made according to an officinal formula, whether simple, flavored, or medicated with some special therapeutic or compound.
- n. The uncrystallizable fluid finally separated from crystallized sugar in the refining process, either by the draining of sugar in loaves, or by being forcibly ejected by the centrifugal apparatus in preparing moist sugar. This is the ordinary or “golden syrup” of grocers; but in the sugar-manufacture the term syrup is applied to all strong saccharine solutions which contain sugar in a condition capable of being crystallized out, the ultimate uncrystallizable fluid being distinguished as molasses or treacle.
- To sweeten with syrup; cover or mix with a syrup.
- n. In cookery, a boiled solution of sugar and water in which fruits are often cooked.
- n. Any thick liquid that is added to or poured over food as a flavouring and has a high sugar content. Also any viscous liquid.
- n. A wig.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a thick sweet sticky liquid
- Old French sirop, from Arabic شراب (šarāb, "beverage"), from شرب (šáriba, "to drink"). Related to sorbet, sherbet. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English sirup, from Old French sirop, from Medieval Latin siropus, from Arabic šarāb, from šariba, to drink; see śrb in Semitic roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The picture isn't great (looks like the syrup is all over the place) but Nena and her parents loved the course.”
“Often, maple syrup is stored in the fridge, so consider this a quick reminder to take it out before you start to bake!”
“Maple syrup is used as a sweetener for these blondies, along with some sugar, and gives the bars a rich, deep sweetness.”
“Then a prayer that the maple syrup is subtle enough not to kill it.”
“The colours can seem vulgar, the sugar content too high for uninitiated palates – just two little balls of my favourite, gulab jamun (a fried sweet of milky dough bathed in syrup) can be as much as 380 calories.”
“In a medium saucepan, boil the sugar and water together until a syrup is formed.”
“Jew School » Blog Archive » High fructose corn syrup is for the goyim Says:”
“And another reason for so much high frutcose corn syrup is not just the sugar tariff but corn subsidies that make it very cheap to load up on the stuff.”
“The reason the US has such a high use of corn syrup is that their Corn Farmers want protection against cheap import of sugar.”
“Bowl of peach chunks in syrup: The syrup overwhelmed the peachy goodness.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘syrup’.
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includes words of the "Prodcom list"
Vendors can get oddly creative.
words that meander or have a partial dimension:
words that "catch on": peano curves: fractalites
As much fun to say as they are to eat.
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A big list of color names for use on wordrainbow.com
short, sweet, epic, catchy, sassy, sexy & sizzling.
( personal list, randomness )
Looking for tweets for syrup.