syrup

noun
syr·​up | \ ˈsər-əp How to pronounce syrup (audio) , ˈsir-əp, ˈsə-rəp How to pronounce syrup (audio) \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of syrup

1a : a thick sticky solution of sugar and water often flavored or medicated
b : the concentrated juice of a fruit or plant
2 : cloying sweetness or sentimentality

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Other Words from syrup

syrupy \ ˈsər-​ə-​pē How to pronounce syrupy (audio) , ˈsir-​ə-​ , ˈsə-​rə-​ \ adjective

Examples of syrup in a Sentence

ice cream and chocolate syrup She poured syrup all over her pancakes.

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Add egg white, Irish whiskey, simple syrup, and ice. Kate Richards, Country Living, "Clover Whiskey Sour," 15 Mar. 2019 Make the simple syrup: Combine 4 strips orange zest, 3 sprigs thyme, and 1 cup each sugar and water in a small saucepan. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Orange-Thyme Old-Fashioned," 31 Oct. 2018 Take the idea one step further, as the authors of Canal House Cooks Every Daydo, and make a rich simple syrup by combining two parts sugar to one part water. Alex Van Buren, Health.com, "Why Basil Is So Good for You—Plus 14 Ways to Use More of It All Summer Long," 14 May 2018 Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. 2. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Kentucky Derby: Time, odds, TV info, picks and how Free Drop Billy was named," 4 May 2018 The Maple Guild makes only the lightest syrup, graded as Golden Delicate. Jason Wilson, charlotteobserver, "Vermont’s maple syrup business is booming, thanks to technology and changing tastes," 4 May 2018 For an easy spring sipper, make a rhubarb-strawberry syrup. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Are you a ’barbarian? Let rhubarb’s tart-sweet flavor shine in more than pie," 13 Apr. 2018 European settlers learned the process of harvesting the sap from the trees and boiling it to make syrup, and Americans have enjoyed maple syrup ever since. Patrick Cooley, cleveland.com, "The visual history of maple syrup production in Northeast Ohio (vintage photos)," 22 Feb. 2018 Although the mill still functions, both to grind grain and make syrup, the park’s shops were closed in 2017 so be sure to call before going. AL.com, "Take a road trip to south Alabama's picturesque covered bridges," 6 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of syrup

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for syrup

Middle English sirup, from Anglo-French sirop, from Medieval Latin syrupus, from Arabic sharāb

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syrup

noun

English Language Learners Definition of syrup

: a sweet, thick liquid made of sugar and water with flavoring or medicine added to it
: a sweet, thick liquid made from the juice of a fruit or plant

syrup

noun
syr·​up | \ ˈsər-əp, ˈsir-\

Kids Definition of syrup

1 : a thick sticky solution of sugar and water often containing flavoring or a medicine chocolate syrup cough syrup
2 : the juice of a fruit or plant with some of the water removed maple syrup

syrup

noun
syr·​up
variants: also sirup \ ˈsər-​əp How to pronounce sirup (audio) , ˈsir-​əp How to pronounce sirup (audio) \

Medical Definition of syrup

: a thick sticky liquid consisting of a concentrated solution of sugar and water with or without the addition of a flavoring agent or medicinal substance syrup of codeine

Other Words from syrup

syrupy or sirupy \ -​ē How to pronounce sirupy (audio) \ adjective

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