Meaning of “molasses” in the English Dictionary

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"molasses" in British English

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molassesnoun [ U ]

uk /məˈlæs.ɪz/ us /məˈlæs.ɪz/


  • As the juice is cooked, sugar crystals can be seen in the molasses.
  • In factories there, rum was made from molasses, and cloth was made from cotton.
  • Molasses has things in it that are very good for our health, but refined sugar does not.

(Definition of “molasses” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"molasses" in American English

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molassesnoun [ U ]

us /məˈlæs·ɪz/

a thick, dark, sweet liquid made from sugar plants

(Definition of “molasses” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)