- a thick syrup produced during the refining of sugar or from sorghum, varying from light to dark brown in color.
Origin of molasses
Examples from the Web for molasses
Molasses in the gears of a Democratic EPA could be a worthy goal for many Republicans these days.GOP Boycott of EPA Nominee Gina McCarthy Sparks War With Democrats
May 10, 2013
Mix soy sauce, molasses, broth, salt, and sesame oil together, along with 1-2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid.Gadget Chef: Pressure Cooker Kung Pao
January 9, 2013
This is the kind of thing that makes for backyard fence chit chat, and it can stick like molasses.Michael Tomasky on How Obama Can Seal the Deal in the Final Days
November 1, 2012
With the count proceeding at a molasses rate, none of the networks were able to make projections in the tight three-way contests.Mitt Romney Stays in the Hunt in the Dixie Primaries of Alabama and Mississippi
March 14, 2012
They work in a vast rural factory that resembles an old steel mill and smells like molasses.Pakistan Asks: Why Do You Hate Us?
May 25, 2010
Eat it with wine sauce, or with sugar and butter, or molasses.
Serve it up hot, and eat it with wine sauce, or with butter and molasses.
Or you may eat them with molasses and butter after the meat is removed.
Send them to table hot, and eat them with butter, honey, or molasses.
Who could wish a better supper than ripe berries and molasses?The Village Watch-Tower
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- the thick brown uncrystallized bitter syrup obtained from sugar during refining
- US and Canadian a dark viscous syrup obtained during the refining of sugarAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): treacle
Word Origin and History for molasses
1580s, from Portuguese melaço, from Late Latin mellaceum "new wine," properly neuter of mellaceus "resembling honey," from Latin mel (genitive mellis) "honey" (see Melissa). Adopted in English in plural form, but regarded as a singular noun.