Molasses



[muh-las-iz] /məˈlæs ɪz/

noun
1.
a thick syrup produced during the refining of sugar or from sorghum, varying from light to dark brown in color.
/məˈlæsɪz/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
the thick brown uncrystallized bitter syrup obtained from sugar during refining
2.
(US & Canadian) a dark viscous syrup obtained during the refining of sugar Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) treacle
n.

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.

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