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blackstrap molasses

[blak-strap]
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noun
  1. molasses remaining after maximum extraction of sugar from the raw product, used chiefly as a constituent of cattle feed and as a source of ethyl alcohol.

Origin of blackstrap molasses

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; black + strap
Also called black·strap.
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British Dictionary definitions for blackstrap molasses

blackstrap molasses

pl n
  1. (functioning as singular) the molasses remaining after the maximum quantity of sugar has been extracted from the raw material
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