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
Recent Examples of molasses from the Web
The rhythm section was the key to the track: the drummer laid down a lagging beat, and the bassist played a molasses-slow riff.
Its chocolate chip cookie has 4 grams of carbs and is made with almond flour, molasses and Stevia, Porcello said.
This aged rum, newly arrived from the Philippines, is made in small batches with a base of molasses produced from an old strain of sugar cane.
Over the decades West has been one of the sport's more polarizing umpires, often accused of inserting himself into games, or speaking out on topics like the slow-as-molasses pace of the Yankees-Red Sox matchups.
Be aware that sugar can hide under names like dextrose, molasses and corn syrup, too.
Stir in the tomato paste, molasses, sumac, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for just a few minutes until the eggplant is thoroughly coated but has not completely broken down.
Because even though Freeman has played the white-suited puller of strings in Bruce Almighty, and even though his warm-molasses voice is undeniably heavenly, Freeman has a lot of questions about how God actually works.
Many recipes call for breadcrumbs, onion and pomegranate molasses.
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MOLASSES Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of molasses for English Language Learners
: a thick, brown, sweet liquid that is made from raw sugar
MOLASSES Defined for Kids
Definition of molasses for Students
: a thick brown syrup that is made from raw sugar
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