Part of speech: noun

A confection of sugar, butter, etc.

Part of speech: noun

Burnt sugar.

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Usage examples "caramel":

  1. In place of caramel, 1 teaspoonful vanilla extract may be added. - "Desserts and Salads", Gesine Lemcke.
  2. Above 44 the mark is uncertain, the syrup being too thick; it passes from that state to that of caramel; is colored, and would burn immediately. - "Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks", Pierre Blot.
  3. The filtrate was neutralized with barium carbonate, filtered, evaporated, freed from caramel, and the solution then gave the tests mentioned above for rhamnose. - "Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)", William Anderson Syme.