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trea·cle

 (trē′kəl)
n.
1. Cloying speech or sentiment.
2. Chiefly British Molasses.
3. A medicinal compound formerly used as an antidote for poison.

[Middle English triacle, antidote for poison, from Old French, from Latin thēriaca, from Greek thēriakē (antidotos), (antidote against) wild animals, feminine of thēriakos, of wild animals, from thērion, diminutive of thēr, beast; see ghwer- in Indo-European roots.]

treacle

(ˈtriːkəl)
n
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]
ˈtreacly adj
ˈtreacliness n

trea•cle

(ˈtri kəl)

n.
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.

treacle

molasses
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.treacle - a pale cane syruptreacle - a pale cane syrup      
sirup, syrup - a thick sweet sticky liquid
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 sentimentaltreacle - writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
sentimentalism - the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
Translations
melasa
sirup
siirappimakeilumelassimielistely
šećerni sirup
糖蜜
당밀
melass
น้ำเชื่อม
mật đường

treacle

[ˈtriːkl]
A. Nmelaza f
B. CPD treacle tart Ntarta f de melaza

treacle

[ˈtriːkəl] nmélasse ftreacle tart ntarte f à la mélasse

treacle

n (Brit) → Sirup m

treacle

[ˈtriːkl] n (Brit) → melassa

treacle

دِبْسُ السُكَّر melasa sirup Sirup μελάσα melaza siirappi mélasse šećerni sirup melassa 糖蜜 당밀 stroop melasse melasa melaço патока melass น้ำเชื่อม melas mật đường 糖蜜
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