- a liquid made by cooking sugar until it changes color, used for coloring and flavoring food.
- a kind of chewy candy, commonly in small blocks, made from sugar, butter, milk, etc.
- a yellowish brown or tan color.
Origin of caramel
Examples from the Web for caramel
These bad boys add in a dangerously decadent layer of caramel to create the so-called “Even Sluttier Slutty Brownies.”A Chocolate-Dipped Potato Chip and More Crazy Food Creations
November 7, 2013
Beyond the river, caramel plains rolled away to the distant horizon, spotted with acacia trees and slow-moving giraffe.Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot
July 9, 2013
My three younger siblings have skin tones that range from caramel to a golden bronze.‘Dark Girls’: OWN Documentary Spotlights Skin Color
June 23, 2013
It was this giant round patty of chocolate, nuts, and caramel.Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Patrick Kennedy Talk Addiction, New Book
January 9, 2013
CARAMEL NUT BRULEE A delicious but simple desert, a wonderful combination of creamy and crunchy textures.Sweet Brits
April 4, 2011
Make 1/2 cupful of the sugar and the 1/2 cupful of water into caramel.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
I must now speak of another sister, Caramel, though I do so with grief.Marge Askinforit
Have ready some caramel, and stir in enough to give a decided flavor.Health on the Farm
H. F. Harris
I'll just trot this in for the supper, and we'll take the caramel layer to the Fair.At the Little Brown House
Ruth Alberta Brown
It was tea-time then at Caramel Cottage, and they sat down to take it.Johnny Ludlow, Sixth Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
- burnt sugar, used for colouring and flavouring food
- a chewy sweet made from sugar, butter, milk, etc
Word Origin and History for caramel
1725, from French caramel "burnt sugar" (17c.), via Old Spanish caramel (modern caramelo), ultimately from Medieval Latin cannamellis, traditionally from Latin canna (see cane (n.)) + mellis, genitive of mel "honey" (see Melissa). But some give the Medieval Latin word an Arabic origin, or trace it to Latin calamus "reed, cane."