What does molasses mean?

Definitions for molasses
məˈlæs ɪzmo·lasses

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. molassesnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Molassesnoun

    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

    Etymology: [F. mlasse, cf. Sp. melaza, Pg. melao, fr. L. mellaceus honeylike, honey-sweet, mel, mellis, honey. See Mellifluous, and cf. Melasses.]

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  1. Molasses

    Molasses is a viscous by-product of the refining of sugarcane, grapes, or sugar beets into sugar. The word comes from the Portuguese melaço, ultimately derived from mel, the Latin word for "honey". The quality of molasses depends on the maturity of the source plant, the amount of sugar extracted, and the method employed. Sweet sorghum is known in some parts of the United States as molasses, though it is not a true molasses.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Molasses

    mo-las′ez, n.sing. a kind of syrup that drains from sugar during the process of manufacture: treacle. [Port. melaço (Fr. mélasse)—L. mell-aceus, honey-like—mel, mellis, honey.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Molasses

    The syrup remaining after sugar is crystallized out of SUGARCANE or sugar beet juice. It is also used in ANIMAL FEED, and in a fermented form, is used to make industrial ETHYL ALCOHOL and ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Molasses

    The American term for syrup or treacle, derived from the French melasse, the root of which is the Latin mellis, honey.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of molasses in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of molasses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of molasses in a Sentence

  1. Dr. James Emman Kwegyir Aggrey:

    "You can play a tune of sorts on the white keys, and you can play a tune of sorts on the black keys, but for harmony, you must use both the black and the white." "Only the best is good enough for Africa." "When men are intellectually greater than others, we learn from their utterances; when they are morally better than others, we learn from their lives." "If I find a man scowling at me, I just smile back. He scowls again and I smile. I don't often find any scowl a third time." "I want to sing a song of hope to the despairing; to breathe the breath of love that will chase away all hating. I believe, that the right will ultimately conquer the wrong, virtue, harmony, take the place of discords." "I believe, the Lord must have had something else in store for me. Hence I have been doing my best, patiently waiting until He gets ready for me to go elsewhere: where He leads I'll follow." "The surest way to keep a people down is to educate the men and neglect the women. If you educate a man you simply educate an individual, but if you educate a woman you educate a family." "I am going to help lift my people not only religiously and educationally, but also economically, in trade, agriculture and commerce." "Remember, my brothers, to love and to work." "Be patient, don't lose heart, don't hate anybody, make yourselves worthy of good things and good things will come to you." "My people of Africa, we were created in the image of God, but men have made us think that we are chickens, and we still think we are; but we are eagles. Stretch forth your wings and fly! Don't be content with the food of chickens." "If anyone tells you that Africans cannot learn, do not believe him. Tell him that your brother Aggrey learnt something. Look at my hair and prove that I am one of you. Again, I say, love and work." "You can never beat prejudice by frontal attack. Always flank it. You can catch more flies with molasses than you can with vinegar." "I want all my people, my country women and men, to be educated in the larger sense in heart, hand and head and thus render Africa indispensible in intellectual, spiritual and commercial products of the world. https://sites.google.com/site/oaa1973akoras/home/founders/dr-aggrey-s-words

  2. Unknown:

    Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.

  3. Lisa Drayer:

    Look at the ingredients list, if sugar or any one of the following terms are listed high on the label, you want to avoid that food: corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, agave, honey, molasses, and anything ending in 'ose'; dextrose, fructose and sucrose are all code words for sugar.

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