- An innovation confined mainly to Britain was treacle or molasses from sugar cane.
- Mix together the egg, 125g muscovado sugar, treacle, buttermilk and remaining butter until smooth.
- Well, a rum baba and a treacle tart were atypically heavy.
- A treacle sponge was a throwback to the days when Golden Syrup was a treat.
- All this loss - of innocence, of dearly loved creatures - and yet, there is not a word of sentimentality or taste of treacle.
- In such a time, his greatest mistake is not sweetening his logic with sentimental treacle.
- Without any sentimental treacle, I cried all the way through.
Middle English (originally denoting an antidote against venom): from Old French triacle, via Latin from Greek thēriakē 'antidote against venom', feminine of thēriakos (adjective), from thērion 'wild beast'. Current senses date from the late 17th century.
Definition of treacle in:
- The US English dictionary