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
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.
Many recipes call for breadcrumbs, onion and pomegranate molasses.
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Origin and Etymology of molasses
modification of Portuguese melaço, from Late Latin mellaceum grape juice, from Latin mell-, mel honey — more at mellifluous
First Known Use: 1582
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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