Origin of molassesfrom Portuguese melaço from Late Latin mellaceum, must from Classical Latin mellaceus, resembling honey from mel, honey: see mildew
- A thick syrup produced in refining raw sugar and ranging from light to dark brown in color.
- Any of various thick syrups made from juice extracted from the fruits or stalks of certain plants: pomegranate molasses.
Origin of molassesPortuguese melaços pl. of melaço from Late Latin mellāceum must from Latin mel mell- honey ; see melit- in Indo-European roots.
- plural form of molasse