long sweetening

noun Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S.

liquid sweetening, as maple syrup, molasses, or sorghum.

Nearby words

  1. long s,
  2. long shot,
  3. long shot, a,
  4. long splice,
  5. long suit,
  6. long tail,
  7. long thoracic nerve,
  8. long time no see,
  9. long tin,
  10. long tom

Origin of long sweetening

An Americanism dating back to 1705–15

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