Definition of


  1. (noun, food) thick dark syrup produced by boiling down juice from sugar cane; especially during sugar refining

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Alternate forms of Molasses

Hypernyms: sirup, syrup

Origin of the word Molasses

  1. 1582, from Port. mela?o, from L.L. mellaceum "new wine," properly the neut. of mellaceus "resembling honey," from L. mel (gen. mellis) "honey." Adopted in Eng. in plural form, but regarded as a singular noun. more

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