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Definition of "molasses" []

  • A thick syrup produced in refining raw sugar and ranging from light to dark brown in color. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "molasses" in a sentence
  • "The proportion of soda to molasses that can usually be relied on for hot breads and cakes is _1 teaspoonful of soda to 1 cupful of molasses_, or just twice the quantity of soda that is generally used with sour milk."
  • "A molasses known as _sorghum molasses_ is made by boiling the sap of sorghum, which is a stout cereal grass, but this variety is seldom found on the general market, it being used locally where it is manufactured."
  • "Each character is finely defined and the secrets that they keep from each other come out as slowly as the molasses comes from the jar in the winter."