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
1a : a thick sticky solution of sugar and water often flavored or medicatedb : the concentrated juice of a fruit or plant
2 : cloying sweetness or sentimentality
Examples of syrup
ice cream and chocolate syrup
She poured syrup all over her pancakes.
Variants of syrup
Origin of syrup
Middle English sirup, from Anglo-French sirop, from Medieval Latin syrupus, from Arabic sharāb
First Known Use: 14th century
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