molasses

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun a dark brown syrup, a by-product of sugar production left after sugar has been separated. It is used as a binding agent in compound animal feeds and is also added to silage.

Food

  • The thick brown drainings from raw and recrystallized sugars which is a complex mixture of sugar, invert sugar and other plant derived components and minerals. cane sugar molasses are used to produce treacle. beet sugar molasses contains too many bitter and astringent beet compounds to be palatable.

Medical

  • noun a dark sweet substance made of sugar before it has been refined

Travel

  • noun a thick dark-brown syrup produced when sugar is refined
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