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caramel

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caramel

noun car·a·mel \ˈkär-məl; ˈker-ə-məl, ˈka-rə-, -ˌmel\

: a light brown candy made from butter, sugar, and milk or cream

: sugar that is cooked until it is burnt and that is used to give color and flavor to food

: a light brown color

Full Definition of CARAMEL

1
:  an amorphous brittle brown and somewhat bitter substance obtained by heating sugar and used as a coloring and flavoring agent
2
:  a firm chewy usually caramel-flavored candy

Origin of CARAMEL

French, from Spanish caramelo, from Portuguese, icicle, caramel, from Late Latin calamellus small reed — more at shawm
First Known Use: 1653

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

caramel

noun car·a·mel \ˈkar-ə-məl, -ˌmel; ˈkär-məl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CARAMEL

:  an amorphous brittle brown and somewhat bitter substance obtained by heating sugar and used as a coloring and flavoring agent

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