maple syrup


: syrup made by concentrating the sap of maple trees and especially the sugar maple

Example Sentences

pancakes served with butter and maple syrup
Recent Examples on the Web Specialty cocktails range from the Scotch-heavy Cobblestone Fence (made of rum, 12-year-old whisky, maple syrup, and Angostura bitters) to the alcohol-free Hair of the Frog. Jared Ranahan, Travel + Leisure, 22 Mar. 2023 Condiment: Swap out honey and maple syrup and top whole-grain pancakes or waffles with a dollop of Greek yogurt. Stacey Hugues, Verywell Health, 28 Feb. 2023 Coriander, fennel seeds and thyme add flavor to the brine for these rabbit legs, while maple syrup and rosemary add an earthy sweetness to the marinade. Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2023 WhistlePig, a whiskey distillery in Vermont, launched the Dry Orange Fashioned, a bottled cocktail made from nonalcoholic rye whiskey, barrel-aged maple syrup and Sunkist Navel oranges. Kevin Gray, Dallas News, 13 Jan. 2023 Official tasting notes describe roasted coffee, maple syrup and dark chocolate with a smoky undertone on the palate, along with brandy and dark cherry notes. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 13 Dec. 2022 This espresso martini uses Hudson’s ShortStack Rye Whiskey, cinnamon sweet cream, nitro cold brew, Kahlua, maple syrup, and both 5-spice and cherry bark bitters. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 The corn lends itself to savory notes, a great salty counterpoint to the maple syrup, which is thankfully understated. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 22 Feb. 2023 Mix the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and mustard together in a small bowl and set aside. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1792, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of maple syrup was in 1792

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Cite this Entry

“Maple syrup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

maple syrup

: syrup made by thickening the sap of maples and especially the sugar maple by boiling

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