caramelo

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Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese caramelo, from Late Latin calamellus, diminutive of Latin calamus, or alternatively from Medieval Latin cannamellis (honey cane), probably from Latin canna + mellis, genitive of mel (honey).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ca‧ra‧me‧lo

Noun[edit]

caramelo m (plural caramelos)

  1. (uncountable) caramel (confection)
  2. candy made of caramel
  3. (by extension) any candy
    Synonym: doce
  4. ice, icicle

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: caramelo (caramel, candy)
    • Catalan: caramel
    • French: caramel (see there for further descendants)

Further reading[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Portuguese caramelo, probably from Late Latin calamellus, and therefore a doublet of the inherited caramillo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kaɾaˈmelo/, [ka.ɾaˈme.lo]

Noun[edit]

caramelo m (plural caramelos)

  1. candy
  2. (more specifically) caramel

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Catalan: caramel
  • French: caramel (see there for further descendants)

Further reading[edit]