molasses

noun mo·las·ses \ mə-ˈla-səz \

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

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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



MOLASSES Defined for English Language Learners

molasses

noun

Definition of molasses for English Language Learners

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


MOLASSES Defined for Kids

molasses

noun mo·las·ses \ mə-ˈla-səz \

Definition of molasses for Students

: a thick brown syrup that is made from raw sugar


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