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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Note: To make balsamic syrup, heat two cups balsamic vinegar and reduce by half, storing the rest for later use. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Cooking shellfish: Chef Paul Arias shares recipes and tips," 18 June 2019 No maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, coconut sugar, date syrup, stevia, Splenda, Equal, Nutrasweet, xylitol, etc. Molly Kimball, nola.com, "The do’s and don’ts of the nutrient-rich Whole 30 diet: Best of Molly Kimball," 18 June 2019 In a cocktail shaker filled with plain ice, combine the gin, fino sherry, snap pea syrup, lemon and lime juices, and salt. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Leslie Kirchhoff, Ice Cube Artist, Shares 3 Spring Cocktail Recipes," 14 May 2019 The season lasted an average of 30 days in syrup-producing states, compared with 42 last year. USA TODAY, "Mowing quest, mayo man, soybean scare: News from around our 50 states," 17 June 2019 This year’s season lasted an average of 30 days in the syrup-producing states, compared with 42 days in 2018, the USDA said. BostonGlobe.com, "Maple syrup production rises," 17 June 2019 The season lasted an average of 30 days in syrup-producing states, compared with 42 last year. Washington Post, "US maple syrup production up despite shorter season," 16 June 2019 In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine mezcal, chile liqueur, kumquat simple syrup, and lime juice. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Leslie Kirchhoff, Ice Cube Artist, Shares 3 Spring Cocktail Recipes," 14 May 2019 Add vodka, cooled tea, honey syrup and lime juice and fill the shaker with ice. Chris Ross, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Smooth sour bypasses liqueur," 20 Mar. 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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