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treacle

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noun trea·cle \ˈtrē-kəl\

Simple Definition of treacle

  • : a blend of molasses, sugar, and corn syrup

  • : something that is annoying because it is too sentimental

Full Definition of treacle

  1. 1 :  a medicinal compound formerly in wide use as a remedy against poison

  2. 2 chiefly British a :  molassesb :  a blend of molasses, invert sugar, and corn syrup used as syrup —called also golden syrup

  3. 3 :  something (as a tone of voice) heavily sweet and cloying

Examples of treacle

  1. The book is ruined by all the treacle about his childhood.



Origin of treacle

Middle English triacle, from Anglo-French, from Latin theriaca, from Greek thēriakē antidote against a poisonous bite, from feminine of thēriakos of a wild animal, from thērion wild animal, diminutive of thēr wild animal — more at fierce


First Known Use: 14th century

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treacle

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noun trea·cle \ˈtrē-kəl\

Medical Definition of treacle

  1. :  a medicinal compound formerly in wide use as a remedy against poison




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