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Variant of syrup.
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syr•up(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.v.t.
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]
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|Noun||1.||sirup - a thick sweet sticky liquid |
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
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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