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Meaning of SIRUP

Pronunciation:  'sirup

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a thick sweet sticky liquid
 

SIRUP is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: syrup
 
 See Also: corn syrup, golden syrup, grenadine, maple syrup, molasses, sorghum, sorghum molasses, sugar syrup, sweetener, sweetening, treacle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sir"up\Syrup \Syr"up\, n. [F. sirop (cf. It. siroppo, Sp.
jarabe, jarope, LL. siruppus, syrupus), fr. Ar. shar[=a]b a
drink, wine, coffee, sirup. Cf. {Sherbet}.]
1. A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits,
   herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.

2. A thick and viscid saccharine solution of superior quality
   (as sugarhouse sirup or molasses, maple sirup);
   specifically, in pharmacy and often in cookery, a
   saturated solution of sugar and water (simple sirup), or
   such a solution flavored or medicated.

         Lucent sirups tinct with cinnamon.    --Keats.

{Mixing sirup}. See the Note under {Dextrose}.

 

 

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