A caramel covered apple.
caramel definition by Webster's New World
- burnt sugar used to color or flavor food or beverages
- a chewy candy made from sugar, milk, etc.
Origin: French ; from Old French calamele ; from Midieval Latin calamella, variant, variety of canamella, sugar cane ; from Classical Latin canna mellis ; from canna (see cane) plush mellis, honey: see mildew
caramel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A smooth chewy candy made with sugar, butter, cream or milk, and flavoring.
- Burnt sugar, used for coloring and sweetening foods.
- A moderate yellow brown.
Origin: French, from Old French, from Old Spanish caramel, caramelo, from Portuguese caramel, from Late Latin calamellus, diminutive of Latin calamus, reed, cane, from Greek kalamos.