blackstrap

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

black +‎ strap?

Noun[edit]

blackstrap (uncountable)

  1. The dark, viscous molasses remaining after maximum extraction of sugar from raw sugar cane, used in manufacturing and cattle feed.
    • 2007 July 25, David Hochman, “For Epicures, a New Take on Jerky”, New York Times:
      Smoked over cherry and mesquite wood, and dried in a convection oven, it gets its flavors from organic blackstrap molasses, Jim Beam bourbon, and salt and pepper.
  2. (obsolete) A mixture of spirituous liquor (usually rum) and molasses.
    • Judd
      No blackstrap to-night; switchel, or ginger pop.
  3. (obsolete, nautical, slang) Bad port wine; any common wine of the Mediterranean.