March 15 2019

Word of the Week



treacles (plural noun) BRITISHa

thick, sticky dark syrup made from partly refined sugar; molasses. cloying sentimentality or flattery.” enough of this treacle—let’s get back to business


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 British

Current senses date from the late 17th century.


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Posted 03/15/2019 by Mws R in category "Word of the Week

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