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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Molasses \Mo*las"ses\, noun [F. m['e]lasse, cf. Sp. melaza, Pg. mela[,c]o, fr. L. mellaceus honeylike, honey-sweet, mel, mellis, honey. See {Mellifluous}, and cf. {Melasses}.] The thick, brown or dark colored, viscid, uncrystallizable sirup which drains from sugar, in the process of manufacture; any thick, viscid, sweet sirup made from vegetable juice or sap, as of the sorghum or maple. See {Treacle}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

molasses

noun

1: thick dark syrup produced by boiling down juice from sugar cane; especially during sugar refining


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