- 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
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Examples from the Web for maple syrup
Here are half a dozen hot ones to top off with, and maple-syrup too.Rick Dale, A Story of the Northwest Coast
It was suggested, too, that at grandfather's they might study the processes of maple-syrup as involved in the griddle-cakes.The Peterkin Papers
Lucretia P. Hale
An' wasn't it just like a lot o' children hangin' 'round at maple-syrup time?
But Daddy found Rusty perched on the tin roof of his house (his house was made of a maple-syrup can).The Tale of Daddy Longlegs
Arthur Scott Bailey
- a very sweet syrup made from the sap of the sugar maple