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maple syrup

a syrup produced by partially boiling down the sap of the sugar maple or of any of several other maple trees.
a commercial variety of such syrup, often mixed with cane sugar or some other sweetening agent.
Origin of maple syrup
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One and a half cups of maple syrup, and one-fourth of a cup of vinegar.

  • One family we knew had nothing to eat but potatoes and maple syrup.

  • She was vanilla ice cream with meringue and maple syrup on it.

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • Sorry we haven't got cakes and maple syrup; wish we had some angel's food.

    Old Ebenezer

    Opie Read
  • The closing course should be hot cakes served with honey or maple syrup.

    Social Life

    Maud C. Cooke
British Dictionary definitions for maple syrup

maple syrup

a very sweet syrup made from the sap of the sugar maple
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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