(obsolete) A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.
(obsolete) 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. --John Keats.
Origin of sirup
- The first known use of sirup was in the 14th century.