Definition of caramel
1 : an amorphous, brittle, brown, and somewhat bitter substance that is obtained by heating sugar and used as a coloring and flavoring agent Caramel is an ingredient in many carbonated beverages.
2 : a firm chewy usually caramel-flavored candy a bag of caramels
Recent Examples of caramel from the Web
The dark chocolate Baci Bombe is pure joy, a beautiful bomb of lush chocolate atop a hazelnut crust with caramel sauce.
Cree celebrated the launch with a pop-up ice cream shop at Publican Quality Meats where friends scooped a dozen flavors from the book, including Ricky's pretzel coffee toffee, salted creme fraiche caramel and chocolate peanut butter brownie crunch.
As if that's not exciting enough, the company will also be releasing a Valentine's Day edition of Caramel M&M's, featuring the caramel chocolate treats in pink, red, and white.
But apparently your info is no longer worth a free shot of soy or a squirt of pumpkin caramel.
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Origin and Etymology of caramel
French, from Spanish caramelo, from Portuguese, icicle, caramel, from Late Latin calamellus small reed — more at shawm
First Known Use: 1653
CARAMEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of caramel for English Language Learners
: 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
CARAMEL Defined for Kids
Definition of caramel for Students
1 : a firm chewy candy
2 : burnt sugar used for coloring and flavoring
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