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syrup

noun syr·up \ˈsər-əp, ˈsir-əp, ˈsə-rəp\

Simple Definition of syrup

  • : a sweet, thick liquid made of sugar and water with flavoring or medicine added to it

  • : a sweet, thick liquid made from the juice of a fruit or plant

Full Definition of syrup

  1. 1a :  a thick sticky solution of sugar and water often flavored or medicatedb :  the concentrated juice of a fruit or plant

  2. 2 :  cloying sweetness or sentimentality

syr·upy adjective

Examples of syrup

  1. ice cream and chocolate syrup

  2. She poured syrup all over her pancakes.



Variants of syrup

also si·rup \ˈsər-əp, ˈsir-əp, ˈsə-rəp\

Origin of syrup

Middle English sirup, from Anglo-French sirop, from Medieval Latin syrupus, from Arabic sharāb


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with syrup


SYRUP Defined for Kids

syrup

noun syr·up \ˈsər-əp, ˈsir-\

Definition of syrup

  1. 1 :  a thick sticky solution of sugar and water often containing flavoring or a medicine <chocolate syrup> <cough syrup>

  2. 2 :  the juice of a fruit or plant with some of the water removed <maple syrup>




Medical Dictionary

syrup

noun syr·up

Medical Definition of syrup

  1. :  a thick sticky liquid consisting of a concentrated solution of sugar and water with or without the addition of a flavoring agent or medicinal substance <syrup of codeine>

  2. syr·upy or sir·upy \-ē\play play adjective



Variants of syrup

also sir·up \ˈsər-əp, ˈsir-əp\play play


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