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



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 Originmid 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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