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molasses

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molasses

noun mo·las·ses \mə-ˈla-səz\

: a thick, brown, sweet liquid that is made from raw sugar

Full Definition of MOLASSES

1
:  the thick dark to light brown syrup that is separated from raw sugar in sugar manufacture
2
:  a syrup made from boiling down sweet vegetable or fruit juice <citrus molasses>

Origin of MOLASSES

modification of Portuguese melaço, from Late Latin mellaceum grape juice, from Latin mell-, mel honey — more at mellifluous
First Known Use: 1582

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