corn syrup


Definition of corn syrup

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

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So as some corn syrup users at the margin switch to sugar, that price will rise also. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: Oil prices, war, and a bad corn crop," 23 June 2019 Thin some corn syrup with water; lightly brush on rose petals. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Rose Petal Cupcakes," 2 Jan. 2012 In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, and corn syrup. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Divinity Candy," 7 Mar. 2019 Place egg whites, sugar, cream of tartar, salt, water, and corn syrup in a very clean bowl. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "7-Minute Frosting," 11 Dec. 2018 Ward recommends using a made-for-cane-syrup recipe like that one instead of trying to substitute it directly for corn syrup in your family pie recipe. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Cane syrup, a Southern staple, makes its way to Seattle just in time for prime pecan-pie season," 20 Nov. 2018 Then the unthinkable happened: Coke and Pepsi decided to replace expensive sugar with much cheaper high-fructose corn syrup. Eduardo Porter, New York Times, "Trade Wars Can Be a Game of Chicken. Sometimes, Literally.," 13 Mar. 2018 In a medium saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer, bring sugar, corn syrup, and 2 Tbsp water to a boil on medium, stirring occasionally to dissolve sugar, 1 to 2 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Matzo Brittle," 7 Mar. 2019 Products free from artificial colors, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup and certain other additives make up roughly 30% of food and beverage sales and are the fastest-growing segment, according to Nielsen. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Anyone for Diglycerides? Anyone? Food Scientists Are Getting Fed Up With Picky Eaters," 12 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of corn syrup

1903, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of corn syrup

: a sweet, thick liquid made from corn (sense 1)

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Kids Definition of corn syrup

: a syrup made from cornstarch

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