corn syrup

corn syrup
corn syrup
a syrup made from cornstarch: it is a mixture of dextrose, maltose, and dextrins

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  • corn syrup — noun syrup prepared from corn (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑syrup, ↑sirup * * * noun [noncount] : a sweet, thick liquid made from corn (sense 1) * * * ˌcorn ˈsyrup f41 [corn syrup] …   Useful english dictionary

  • corn syrup — corn′ syr up n. coo syrup prepared from corn • Etymology: 1900–05, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • corn syrup — noun Date: 1903 a syrup containing dextrins, maltose, and dextrose that is obtained by partial hydrolysis of cornstarch …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • corn syrup — noun A sticky sweet liquid, consisting of sugars dissolved in water, produced from corn (maize). Used as a sweetener in cooking, especially in commercial kitchens but also in candy making …   Wiktionary

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