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blackstrap molasses

[blak-strap] /ˈblækˌstræp/
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.
Also called blackstrap.
Origin of blackstrap molasses
An Americanism dating back to 1915-20; black + strap Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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blackstrap molasses

plural noun
(functioning as sing) the molasses remaining after the maximum quantity of sugar has been extracted from the raw material
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