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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Coat the edge of drinking glasses using corn syrup dyed with red food coloring, turn right side up and allow mixture to drip down the glasses to serve your creepy concoctions in. Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Genius Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 8 Aug. 2018 The game changer: Blanco tequila, which is left in its purest form, doesn't contain any of the corn syrup or added sugar that's often linked to post-party regret. Kara Thompson, Town & Country, "15 Things Every Tequila Aficionado Needs to Know," 23 July 2018 In a small saucepan combine milk, cream, corn syrup, and the remaining sugar, and bring to a simmer. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Daniel Boulud's Homemade Sorbet and Ice Cream," 29 May 2012 The American diet is uniquely heavy on corn, with Americans ingesting everything from corn bread to tortillas and corn syrup, and the isotope signatures left behind by corn signatures is evidence that remains could be American. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "How U.S. Investigators Identify Korean War Dead Using DNA, Corn, and Water," 19 Sep. 2018 High-fructose corn syrup was replaced with cane sugar. Robert Simonson, New York Times, "This New Dubonnet Isn’t the Queen’s, but It’s Improved," 18 June 2018 These gluten-free, allergen-free mints have no high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring, or sweeteners. Kris Rile, Good Housekeeping, "7 Best Breath Mints That Aren't Packed With Chemicals," 12 July 2017 Newman's Own Organics The ingredients in Newman's Own Organics breath mints are simple: organic sugar, organic corn syrup, and natural flavor. Kris Rile, Good Housekeeping, "7 Best Breath Mints That Aren't Packed With Chemicals," 12 July 2017 Just one tablespoon of ketchup contains 4 grams of sugar (in the form of high fructose corn syrup). Anthea Levi,, "3 Crazy Easy Ways to Cut Back on Sugar," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of corn syrup

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corn syrup was in 1903

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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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