- syrup generally considered standard
From Middle English sirup, from Anglo-French sirop, from Medieval Latin siruppus, syrupus, from Arabic شراب (šarāb, “a drink, wine, coffee, syrup”). Compare French sirop, Italian siroppo, Spanish jarabe, jarope. Compare also sherbet.
The first known use of sirup was in the 14th century.
sirup (plural sirups)
- (obsolete) A thick and viscid liquid made from the juice of fruits, herbs, etc., boiled with sugar.
- (obsolete) 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. --John Keats.
- Mixing sirup. See the Note under Dextrose.
sìrup m (Cyrillic spelling сѝруп)