from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Same as sirup, sirupy.
from The 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.
- 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thick sweet sticky liquid
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)
Old French sirop, from Arabic شراب (šarāb, "beverage"), from شرب (šáriba, "to drink"). Related to sorbet, sherbet. (Wiktionary)