Definition of molasses in English:

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molasses

Pronunciation: /məˈlasəz/

noun

Thick, dark brown syrup obtained from raw sugar during the refining process, a version of which is used in baking.
Example sentences
  • They developed a much simpler and cheaper process using fermented molasses or wheat - eventually manufacturers realised that almost any protein can be broken down to produce it.
  • Nowadays it is usually manufactured from wheat gluten or beet molasses by a fermentation process devised in the 1950s.
  • MSG is a powdered form of glutamate made by fermenting molasses from sugar cane and beets.

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Portuguese melaço, from late Latin mellacium 'must', based on mel 'honey'.

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Syllabification: mo·las·ses

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