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1. Cloying speech or sentiment.
2. Chiefly British Molasses.
3. A medicinal compound formerly used as an antidote for poison.
1. (Cookery) Also called: black treacle Brit a dark viscous syrup obtained during the refining of sugar
2. (Cookery) Brit another name for golden syrup
3. anything sweet and cloying
4. (Historical Terms) obsolete any of various preparations used as an antidote to poisoning
[C14: from Old French triacle, from Latin thēriaca antidote to poison]
1. something that is excessively sweet or sentimental.
2. Brit. molasses.
3. Obs. any of various medicinal compounds used as antidotes for poison.
[1275–1325; Middle English triacle antidote < Old French < Latin thēriaca < Greek (antídotos) thēriakḗ, n. use of feminine of thēriakós concerning wild beasts, derivative of therion wild beast]
trea′cly (-kli) adj.
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|Noun||1.||treacle - a pale cane syrup |
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
|2.||treacle - writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental|
sentimentalism - the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
n (Brit) → Sirup m