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



    BrE BrE//ˈsɪrəp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪrəp//
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  1. 1a sweet liquid made from sugar and water, often used in cans of fruit pears in syrup a tin of peaches in thick syrup
  2. 2any thick sweet liquid made with sugar, used especially as a sauce see also corn syrup, golden syrup, maple syrup
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French sirop or medieval Latin siropus, from Arabic šarāb ‘beverage’; compare with sherbet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: syrup