n. pl. molasses
1. A thick syrup produced in refining raw sugar and ranging from light to dark brown in color.
2. Any of various thick syrups made from juice extracted from the fruits or stalks of certain plants: pomegranate molasses.
[Portuguese melaços, pl. of melaço, from Late Latin mellāceum, must, from Latin mel, mell-, honey; see melit- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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