What does the word caramel mean?

Usage examples for caramel

  1. 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 by Pierre Blot
  2. 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) by William Anderson Syme