- The definition of a syrup is a thick, sweet liquid, or a liquid concentration of medicine in sugar.
- An example of syrup is maple syrup.
- An example of syrup is a child's pain medicine.
- a solution of sugar and water boiled together, to which flavoring is often added
- any solution of sugar used in pharmacy as a vehicle for medicines
- the sweet, thick liquid obtained in the process of manufacturing cane sugar or glucose
- maple syrup, corn syrup, etc.
Origin of syrupMiddle English sirupe ; from Old French sirop ; from Medieval Latin sirupus ; from Arabic sharāb, a drink ; from shariba, to drink
- A thick, sweet, sticky liquid, consisting of a sugar base, natural or artificial flavorings, and water.
- A thick, sugary liquid made by boiling down or otherwise concentrating plant sap, juice, or grain extracts.
- A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.
Origin of syrupMiddle English sirup, from Old French sirop, from Medieval Latin siropus, from Arabic šarāb, from šariba, to drink; see śrb in Semitic roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural syrups)
From Middle English sirup, from Anglo-French sirop, from Medieval Latin siruppus, syrupus, from Arabic شراب (šarāb, “a drink, beverage, wine, coffee, syrup”), from شرب (šáriba, “to drink”). Related to sorbet, sherbet. Compare French sirop, Italian siroppo, Spanish jarabe, jarope.
The first known use of sirup was in the 14th century.