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syrup (ˈsɪrəp)
1.  a solution of sugar dissolved in water and often flavoured with fruit juice: used for sweetening fruit, etc
2.  any of various thick sweet liquids prepared for cooking or table use from molasses, sugars, etc
3.  a liquid medicine containing a sugar solution for flavouring or preservation
4.  informal cloying sentimentality
5.  slang (Brit) a wig
6.  to bring to the consistency of syrup
7.  to cover, fill, or sweeten with syrup
[C15: from Medieval Latin syrupus, from Arabic sharāb a drink, from shariba to drink: sense 4 from rhyming slang syrup of fig]

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