Molasses meaning

mə-lăs'ĭz
A thick syrup produced in refining raw sugar and ranging from light to dark brown in color.
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A thick, usually dark-brown syrup produced during the refining of sugar, or from sorghum, etc.
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A thick brownish syrup produced in the refining of raw sugar.
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Plural form of molasse.
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Origin of molasses

  • Portuguese melaços pl. of melaço from Late Latin mellāceum must from Latin mel mell- honey melit- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French mélasse or Portuguese melaço compare Spanish melaza, from Late Latin mellaceus "honeylike", "honey-sweet", from Latin mel, mellis, "honey". See mellifluous and compare melasses.
    From Wiktionary