corn syrup


: a syrup containing dextrins, maltose, and dextrose that is obtained by partial hydrolysis of cornstarch

Examples of corn syrup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Light corn syrup: Helps keep the filling from crystallizing for the smoothest, fudgiest texture. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 24 Nov. 2023 In a large bowl, whisk the corn syrup, brown sugar, butter, eggs, rye (if using), vanilla and salt until smooth. Genevieve Ko, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2023 They are made with real ingredients and also contain no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors, the brand adds. Nicholas Rice, Peoplemag, 11 Nov. 2023 The often maligned high fructose corn syrup also makes an appearance. Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 3 Nov. 2023 Sugar combines with the corn syrup for a firmer cookie. Alyssa Sybertz, Southern Living, 16 Nov. 2023 Since egg yolks thicken when frozen, the AEB says to beat in either ⅛ teaspoon salt or 1½ teaspoon sugar or corn syrup per ¼ cup yolks (4 Large). Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Nov. 2023 Cane syrup is an invert sugar, or one held in liquid form, similar to corn syrup. Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 3 Nov. 2023 Try heating the frosting again with a spoon of corn syrup to help smooth it out. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 26 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corn syrup was in 1903

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“Corn syrup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

corn syrup

: a syrup obtained from cornstarch and used in baked goods and candy

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