noun trea·cle \ˈtrē-kəl\

: a blend of molasses, sugar, and corn syrup

: something that is annoying because it is too sentimental

Full Definition of TREACLE

:  a medicinal compound formerly in wide use as a remedy against poison
chiefly British
a :  molasses
b :  a blend of molasses, invert sugar, and corn syrup used as syrup —called also golden syrup
:  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

Other Food Terms

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

Rhymes with TREACLE

Medical Dictionary


noun trea·cle \ˈtrē-kəl\

Medical Definition of TREACLE

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


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