caramel

Caramel is a sticky or runny sweet that's made from slightly burnt sugar. You might prefer your vanilla ice cream topped with caramel.

Caramel can be used in many ways — to flavor foods, pour on top of desserts, or form into a soft, chewy candy. You can also use the word to describe the milky brown color itself: "She's the one with the long, caramel colored hair." In French, caramel means "burnt sugar," which comes from the Latin cannamellis, a combination of canna, "cane," and mel, "honey."

Primary Meanings of caramel

1.
n
burnt sugar; used to color and flavor food
2.
nadj
a medium to dark tan color
having the color of caramel; of a moderate yellow-brown
Full Definitions of caramel
1

n burnt sugar; used to color and flavor food

Synonyms:
caramelized sugar
Type of:
refined sugar, sugar
a white crystalline carbohydrate used as a sweetener and preservative

n firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk

Type of:
candy, confect
a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
2

n a medium to dark tan color

Synonyms:
buff, caramel brown, raw sienna, yellowish brown
Types:
snuff-color, snuff-colour
dark yellowish brown
Type of:
brown, brownness
an orange of low brightness and saturation

adj having the color of caramel; of a moderate yellow-brown

Synonyms:
caramel brown
chromatic
being or having or characterized by hue

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