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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: triacle, from Latin theriaca, from Greek theriake 'cure for a poisonous bite', from therion 'wild animal'

treacle

noun
     
Related topics: Food
trea‧cle [uncountable]
1DF British English a thick sweet black sticky liquid that is obtained from the sugar plant and used in cooking [= molasses American English]
2 a way of expressing love and emotions that seems silly or insincere:
A film that does not turn into treacle.
3DF golden syrup:
a treacle tart
treacly adjective

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