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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caramel  \Car"a*mel\,  n.  [F.  caramel  (cf.  Sp  caramelo),  LL 
  canna  mellis,  cannamella  canamella  calamellus  mellitus, 
  sugar  cane,  from  or  confused  with  L.  canna  reed  +  mel, 
  mellis,  honey.  See  {Cane}.] 
  1.  (Chem.)  Burnt  sugar;  a  brown  or  black  porous  substance 
  obtained  by  heating  sugar.  It  is  soluble  in  water,  and  is 
  used  for  coloring  spirits,  gravies,  etc 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  confectionery,  usually  a  small  cube  or  square  of 
  tenacious  paste,  or  candy,  of  varying  composition  and 
  flavor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caramel 
  adj  :  having  the  color  of  caramel;  a  moderate  yellow-brown  [syn:  {caramel 
  brown}] 
  n  :  firm  chewy  candy  made  from  caramelized  sugar  and  butter  and 
  milk 




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