syrup

noun syr·up \ˈsər-əp, ˈsir-əp, ˈsə-rəp\
variants: or less commonly

\ˈsər-əp, ˈsir-əp, ˈsə-rəp\

Definition of syrup

  1. 1a :  a thick sticky solution of sugar and water often flavored or medicatedb :  the concentrated juice of a fruit or plant

  2. 2 :  cloying sweetness or sentimentality

syrupy

adjective

Examples of syrup in a sentence

  1. ice cream and chocolate syrup

  2. She poured syrup all over her pancakes.

Origin and Etymology of syrup

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


First Known Use: 14th century


SYRUP Defined for English Language Learners

syrup

noun syr·up \ˈsər-əp, ˈsir-əp, ˈsə-rəp\

Definition of syrup for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

syrup

noun syr·up \ˈsər-əp, ˈsir-\

Definition of syrup for Students

  1. 1 :  a thick sticky solution of sugar and water often containing flavoring or a medicine chocolate syrup cough syrup

  2. 2 :  the juice of a fruit or plant with some of the water removed maple syrup


Medical Dictionary

syrup

noun syr·up
variants: also

sirup

\ˈsər-əp, ˈsir-əp\play play

Medical Definition of syrup

  1. :  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

syrupy

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sirupy

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