EXAMPLES | noun, verb (used with object) noun any of various thick, sweet liquids prepared for table use from molasses, glucose, etc., water, and often a flavoring agent. any of various preparations consisting of fruit juices, water, etc., boiled with sugar: raspberry syrup. . Pharmacology a concentrated sugar solution that contains medication or flavoring. verb (used with object) to bring to the form or consistency of syrup. to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup. Origin of syrup 1350–1400; < Medieval Latin syrupus < Arabic sharāb a drink; replacing Middle English sirop < Middle French < Medieval Latin, as above Related forms syr·up·like, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sirup Historical Examples of sirup British Dictionary definitions for sirup noun US a less common spelling of syrup noun a solution of sugar dissolved in water and often flavoured with fruit juice: used for sweetening fruit, etc any of various thick sweet liquids prepared for cooking or table use from molasses, sugars, etc a liquid medicine containing a sugar solution for flavouring or preservation informal cloying sentimentality British slang a wig verb (tr) to bring to the consistency of syrup to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup
sirup Derived Forms syrup-like, adjective Word Origin for syrup
C15: from Medieval Latin
syrupus, from Arabic sharāb a drink, from shariba to drink: sense 4 from rhyming slang syrup of fig
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Word Origin and History for sirup n.
late 14c., from Old French
sirop (13c.), and perhaps from Italian siroppo, both from Arabic sharab "beverage, wine," literally "something drunk," from verb shariba "he drank" (cf. sherbet). Spanish jarabe, jarope, Old Provençal eissarop are from Arabic; Italian sciroppo is via Medieval Latin sirupus.
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n. A concentrated solution of sugar in water, often used as a vehicle for medicine.
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