Definition of molasses noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

molasses

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BrE BrE//məˈlæsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//məˈlæsɪz//
 
(North American English)(British English treacle)[uncountable]
 
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a thick black sweet sticky liquid produced when sugar is refined (= made pure), used in cooking Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Portuguese melaço, from late Latin mellacium ‘must’, based on mel ‘honey’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: molasses

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