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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
1840-1850
1840-50
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Examples from the web for maple syrup
  • It's a chocolate pot de creme with caramel, a dash of maple syrup and sea salt served in a ceramic egg.
  • Freshly toasted oats, lightly sweetened with local honey and real maple syrup.
  • Whisk the brown sugar, maple syrup and heavy cream into the butter and bring to a boil.
  • It included a drizzle of maple syrup, but again, the sweet fillip was done with finesse.
  • Mine is based on maple syrup with a good slug of dark rum to keep things from getting too cloying.
  • It is named for the sweet maple syrup smell of the urine in untreated babies.
  • Working in groups, produce a large mural of a maple syrup operation.
  • Sap collected from sugar maple trees is concentrated by boiling to make maple syrup.
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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Encyclopedia Article for maple syrup

sweet-water sap of certain North American maple trees, chiefly the sugar maple, Acer saccharum, but also the black maple, Acer nigrum. It was utilized by the Indians of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River regions prior to the arrival of European settlers and is still produced solely in North America.

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