blackstrap molasses

[ blak-strap ]
/ ˈblækˌstræp /

noun

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.

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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

/ (ˈblækˌstræp) /

pl n

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