corn syrup


Definition of 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 Take out of the oven and brush on or drizzle a light coating of corn syrup. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "Here's how to bake quesitos, a Puerto Rican pastry that reminds one Phoenix chef of home," 16 June 2020 Soda still carries the reputation of being overly sugary, full of fructose corn syrup, and full of empty categories. Rachel King, Fortune, "The soda market is popping with new contenders. Will they stay or fizzle out?," 5 June 2020 Dip each loaf in the butter-corn syrup mixture, turning to cover, then coat with the cinnamon sugar, making sure to get the sugar in the crevices. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "Dollywood Has the Best Cinnamon Bread in America — and We Have the Official Recipe," 24 Apr. 2020 Vinegars, honey, vanilla or other extracts, sugar, salt, corn syrup and molasses will last virtually forever with little change in quality. J. Kenji López-alt, New York Times, "The Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow," 14 Apr. 2020 Could a sweetener like molasses or corn syrup work as well as dry sugar? Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make Whipped Coffee, the Internet's Favorite Viral Quarantine Recipe," 7 Apr. 2020 Did the legendary ’Husker cut corn syrup from his diet? Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, "There's a Big Ten mascot brawl: Here's who'd be left standing," 29 Mar. 2020 Put sugar, corn syrup, and honey in pan, add water. Olivia Harrison,, "Easy Desserts Real Home Bakers Are Making In Quarantine," 7 May 2020 Whisk together yogurt, half-and-half, 2/3 cup sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and salt; let stand 5 minutes. Sara And Kory Martin, Country Living, "Raspberry Linzer Cookie Frozen Yogurt," 15 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of corn syrup

1903, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jun 2020

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“Corn syrup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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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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