- 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 Ø´Ø±Ø§Ø¨ (Å¡arÄb, “a drink, beverage, wine, coffee, syrup"), from Ø´Ø±Ø¨ (Å¡Ã¡riba, “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.