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Definition of "sap" []

  • The watery fluid that circulates through a plant, carrying food and other substances to the various tissues. (noun)
  • The fluid contents of a plant cell vacuole. (noun)
  • An essential bodily fluid. (noun)
  • Health and energy; vitality. (noun)
  • Slang A gullible person; a dupe. (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 "sap" in a sentence
  • "A little in this way -- but these similes are very imperfect, and will not bear close application -- the sap rises in a tree, stealing up branch by branch; and it is then called _ascending sap_."
  • "You can also, though take pine sap from a pine tree, and that will burn for a while."
  • "Then they showed us how the Maple sap is turned into syrup (lots of boiling), and they let us taste maple syrup, maple sugar, and maple sap -- the last, one child apply described as tasting a bit like a wet stick."