Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See syrup, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.
  • noun 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.
  • noun See the Note under Dextrose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.
  • noun 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.

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

  • noun a thick sweet sticky liquid

Etymologies

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

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