From Medieval Latin siruppus, syrupus, from Arabic شراب (šarāb, “a drink, beverage, wine, coffee, syrup”), from شرب (šáriba, “to drink”). Related to sorbet, sherbet. Compare French sirop, Italian siroppo, Spanish jarabe, jarope, Portuguese xarope.
- A soft drink made from a fruit-based concentrate diluted with water; squash
- The concentrate from which said soft drink is made