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Definition of "caramel" []

  • A smooth chewy candy made with sugar, butter, cream or milk, and flavoring. (noun)
  • Burnt sugar, used for coloring and sweetening foods. (noun)
  • A moderate yellow brown. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "caramel" in a sentence
  • "By the time I'm off the phone the caramel is roughly the texture of dried carpet glue but I whip in half a litre of heated full-fat milk and 250ml of double cream."
  • "Guess might make them in caramel too, which could be a really nice score!"
  • "This creme caramel is best served chilled, and while it can be eaten at room temperature, it is best to give it a few hours in the fridge to firm up a little further before serving."