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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Portuguese
Origin: melaço, from Late Latin mellaceum 'grape juice', from Latin mel 'honey'

molasses

noun
     
Related topics: Food
mo‧las‧ses [uncountable] American English
DF a thick dark sweet liquid that is obtained from raw sugar plants when they are being made into sugar [= treacle British English]

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