Definition of caramel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    caramel

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkærəmel//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkærəmel//
     
    Sweets and desserts
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] a type of hard sticky sweet/candy made from butter, sugar and milk; a small piece of this See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  2. 2 [uncountable] burnt sugar used for adding colour and flavour to food ice cream with caramel sauce see also crème caramel
  3. 3 [uncountable] a light brown colour
  4. Word Origin early 18th cent.: from French, from Spanish caramelo.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: caramel

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