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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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Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn, with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts, and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty- pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them, turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects of the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipations stole over his mind of dainty slap-jacks, well buttered, and garnished with honey or treacle, by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
They lived on treacle,' said the Dormouse, after thinking a minute or two.
The policeman went on writing in his notebook; twice he put his pencil in his mouth, and once he dipped it in the treacle.
Allow me to send off this coffee, this treacle, and these raisins," said Planchet; "they are for the store-room of monsieur le surintendant.
Honey she had in plenty out of her own hives, but treacle was what her soul desired, and Car had been about to give her a treat of surprise.
They have the brimstone and treacle, partly because if they hadn't something or other in the way of medicine they'd be always ailing and giving a world of trouble, and partly because it spoils their appetites and comes cheaper than breakfast and dinner.
They are excessively numerous in some parts of Chile, and valuable on account of a sort of treacle made from the sap.
For instead of attempting to seize more solid ground, this mad regiment, having put the river in its rear by one wild charge, did nothing more, but stuck there in the mire like flies in treacle.
Meg, if you start in your honest-English vein, I shall throw the treacle at you.
In any case it was these fingers that helped to spread the treacle on the brown paper, and pressed the latter to the glass until the diamond had completed its circuit and the pane fell gently back into our hands.
Like treacle," interjected the Professor, rather low, keeping an impassive expression.
He was a partner in a house in some large way--spirits, or buttons, or wine, or blacking, or oatmeal, or woollen, or pork, or hooks and eyes, or iron, or treacle, or shoes, or something or other that was wanted for troops, or seamen, or somebody--and the house burst, and we being among the creditors, detainees were lodged on the part of the Crown in a scientific manner, and all the rest Of it.