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maple syrup

noun
1.
a syrup produced by partially boiling down the sap of the sugar maple or of any of several other maple trees.
2.
a commercial variety of such syrup, often mixed with cane sugar or some other sweetening agent.
Origin of maple syrup
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Boil –1 cup of maple syrup until it will form a soft ball in cold water.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • One family we knew had nothing to eat but potatoes and maple syrup.

  • Have griddle well heated, make cakes large, bake nicely brown, and serve with maple syrup.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
  • Sorry we haven't got cakes and maple syrup; wish we had some angel's food.

    Old Ebenezer Opie Read
  • Omit sugar and serve with honey, maple syrup or molasses or with molasses sauce.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
British Dictionary definitions for maple syrup

maple syrup

noun
1.
a very sweet syrup made from the sap of the sugar maple
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