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shoo-fly pie

[ shoo-flahy ]
/ ˈʃuˌflaɪ /
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noun
an open pie filled with a sweet crumb and molasses mixture and baked.
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Origin of shoo-fly pie

First recorded in 1925–30; so called in allusion to the attractiveness of the molasses to unwanted flies
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British Dictionary definitions for shoo-fly pie

shoofly pie
/ (ˈʃuːˌflaɪ) /

noun
US a dessert similar to treacle tart
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