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golden syrup

noun, British.
treacle (def 2b). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He retained a sneaking fondness for it, however, especially when presented in the form of golden syrup.

    Philosopher Jack R.M. Ballantyne
  • This is sometimes adulterated with glucose, molasses, golden syrup, and with ordinary white sugar.

  • The explosive is said to have looked like golden syrup, and to have been sweet to the taste, though acrid in its after-effects.

  • Then they have such a multitude of cereal things; stuff like their buckwheat cakes, all swimming in golden syrup.

    Marriage H. G. Wells
  • He saw them draw the golden syrup from one end of the evaporator and fill shining tin cans with it.

    Whitefoot the Wood Mouse Thornton W. Burgess
  • From some secret hoarding he also brought a lump of excellent butter and a bottle of golden syrup.

  • Cut some slices of new bread into squares, spread each piece with golden syrup and over this with clotted cream.

  • “Give us fourpence to buy a pound of golden syrup for tea, please, Padre,” suddenly said Briar.

    Girls of the Forest L. T. Meade
  • They tore the curtains and hacked the piano with knives, and poured a jug of golden syrup over the carpet.

British Dictionary definitions for golden syrup

golden syrup

(Brit) a light golden-coloured treacle produced by the evaporation of cane sugar juice, used to sweeten and flavour cakes, puddings, etc
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