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 (sĭr′əp, sûr′-)
Variant of syrup.
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(Cookery) US a less common spelling of syrup
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(ˈsɪr əp, ˈsɜr-)

1. any of various thick, sweet liquids prepared for table use from molasses, glucose, etc.
2. any of various preparations consisting of fruit juices, water, etc., boiled with sugar.
3. to bring to the form or consistency of syrup.
4. to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup.
[1350–1400; Middle English sirop < Middle French < Medieval Latin syrupus < Arabic sharāb a drink]
syr′up•like`, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sirup - a thick sweet sticky liquidsirup - a thick sweet sticky liquid    
sweetener, sweetening - something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
sugar syrup - sugar and water and sometimes corn syrup boiled together; used as sweetening especially in drinks
molasses - thick dark syrup produced by boiling down juice from sugar cane; especially during sugar refining
sorghum molasses, sorghum - made from juice of sweet sorghum
golden syrup, treacle - a pale cane syrup
grenadine - thin syrup made from pomegranate juice; used in mixed drinks
maple syrup - made by concentrating sap from sugar maples
corn syrup - syrup prepared from corn
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References in classic literature ?
The jug of maple sirup which the easy ways of village life had permitted Hillbrook's foremost citizen to carry home from the store was not there.
Remembering that you had said you wanted some maple sirup, I went in and bought some--that is all--I bought two quarts of maple sirup from Silas Deemer, who is dead and underground, but nevertheless drew that sirup from a cask and handed it to me in a jug.
Production of Funks Grove Pure Maple Sirup has been a family operation since the mid-1800s on land just off Route 66 between Shirley and Bloomington.
(%) What did the child think about the syrup?/Kako je dete opisalo sirup? Pleasant/Prjatan 13 (17.3) Acceptable/Prihvatjiv 38 (52.1) Unpleasant/Neprjatan 22 (30.6) Did the child build up sputum?/Da li je dete iskasljavalo sputum?