molasses

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French mélasse or Portuguese melaço compare Spanish melaza, from Late Latin mellaceus "honeylike", "honey-sweet", from Latin mel, mellis, "honey". See mellifluous and compare melasses.

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molasses (uncountable)

  1. A thick brownish syrup produced in the refining of raw sugar.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 5, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose. And the queerer the cure for those ailings the bigger the attraction. A place like the Right Livers' Rest was bound to draw freaks, same as molasses draws flies.
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molasses

  1. plural form of molasse

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