plural -s
: crude cane sugar as it comes mixed with molasses from the boiling of cane juice and prior to refining

Word History


American Spanish, from Spanish, feminine of melado, past participle of melar to boil sugarcane juice into syrup, from miel honey, from Latin mel

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“Melada.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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