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Pronunciation: (trē'kul), [key]
1. contrived or unrestrained sentimentality: a movie plot of the most shameless treacle.
2. Brit.
a. molasses, esp. that which is drained from the vats used in sugar refining.
b. Also called golden syrup. a mild mixture of molasses, corn syrup, etc., used in cooking or as a table syrup.
3. Pharm. Obs.any of various medicinal compounds, formerly used as antidotes for poison.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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