Definition of syrup
1a : a thick sticky solution of sugar and water often flavored or medicatedb : the concentrated juice of a fruit or plant
2 : cloying sweetness or sentimentality
syrupyplay \ˈsər-ə-pē, ˈsir-ə-, ˈsə-rə-\ adjective
Examples of syrup in a Sentence
ice cream and chocolate syrup
She poured syrup all over her pancakes.
Recent Examples of syrup from the Web
Chef Min Koo Lee, newly arrived from sister restaurant Azie in Media, puts a fresh spin on the menu — even desserts, such as sponge truffle cheesecake with fruit and rose maple syrup.
Brush with ginger syrup (see above) before grilling.
The evening begins with a welcome cocktail of Kentucky Wild Gin, lavender syrup, lemon juice and sparkling wine (recipe below).
Next to the British, the people of the United States use more sugar than any other nation in the world; and if the consumption of molasses and syrup were added—
Given the success of Genoa airport’s new policy so far (and all for a good cause no less) perhaps other regional airports across the world could follow suit—say, Guadalajara for its tequila or Montreal for maple syrup.
Just a mango syrup Creme Frappuccino with a tiny bit of puree at the bottom and the top!
People just keep coming back for the frozen treat, comprised of a bowl of shaved ice mixed with flavored syrups.
Chicken and waffles with the restaurant’s signature rum syrup is a staple on the menu.
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Origin and Etymology of syrup
Middle English sirup, from Anglo-French sirop, from Medieval Latin syrupus, from Arabic sharāb
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SYRUP Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of syrup for Students
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
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
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