Sir"up, (?) Syr"up, n. [F. sirop (cf. It. siroppo, Sp. jarabe, jarope, LL. siruppus, syrupus), fr. Ar. sharab a drink, wine, coffee, sirup. Cf. Sherbet.]
A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.
A thick and viscid saccharine solution of superior quality (as sugarhouse sirup or molasses, maple sirup); specifically, in pharmacy and often in cookery, a saturated solution of sugar and water (simple sirup), or such a solution flavored or medicated.
Lucent sirups tinct with cinnamon.
Mixing sirup. See the Note under Dextrose.
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