What is treacle?
#88574. Asked by rayven80. (Nov 15 07 7:49 PM)
Treacle -- [Middle English triacle, antidote for poison, from Old French, from Latin thçriaca, from Greek thçriakç (antidotos), (antidote against) wild animals feminine of thçriakos, of wild animals, from thçrion diminutive of thçr, beast.]|
1. Cloying speech or sentiment.
2. Chiefly British Molasses.
3. A medicinal compound formerly used as an antidote for poison.
Treacle may refer to:
Molasses, a thick sugary syrup
Golden syrup, another thick sugary syrup
Theriaca, a medicinal compound formerly in wide use as a remedy against poison
Treacle of Andromachus, a honey- or molasses-based antivenom
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