blackstrap molasses
noun Etymology: blackstrap cheap wine, mixture of rum and molasses Date: 1880 a thick dark molasses obtained from successive processing of raw sugar

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  • blackstrap molasses — ☆ blackstrap molasses [blak′strap΄] n. dark, thick molasses with most of the sugar removed …   English World dictionary

  • blackstrap molasses — noun see blackstrap 3 * * * /blak strap / molasses remaining after maximum extraction of sugar from the raw product, used chiefly as a constituent of cattle feed and as a source of ethyl alcohol. [1915 20, Amer.; BLACK + STRAP] * * * black|strap… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blackstrap molasses — /blak strap / molasses remaining after maximum extraction of sugar from the raw product, used chiefly as a constituent of cattle feed and as a source of ethyl alcohol. [1915 20, Amer.; BLACK + STRAP] * * * …   Universalium

  • blackstrap molasses — noun (U) AmE the darkest, thickest molasses (=thick sweet liquid) produced when sugar is taken from sugar plants …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blackstrap molasses — black′strap molas′ses [[t]ˈblækˌstræp[/t]] n. coo molasses remaining after maximum extraction of sugar from the raw product • Etymology: 1915–20, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Molasses — Not to be confused with molasse. Thick blackstrap molasses slowly pours from an overfilled spoon to a dish below. Molasses is a viscous by product of the processing of sugar cane, grapes or sugar beets into sugar. The word molasses comes from the …   Wikipedia

  • molasses — /meuh las iz/, n. a thick syrup produced during the refining of sugar or from sorghum, varying from light to dark brown in color. [1575 85; earlier molassos, molasso(e)s < Pg melaços, pl. of MELAÇO ( < LL mellacium half boiled new wine, for… …   Universalium

  • blackstrap — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: black (I) + strap 1. : a common red wine of the Mediterranean 2. : a drink consisting of a mixture of rum and molasses 3. or blackstrap molasses …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blackstrap — Black strap ( str[a^]p), n. 1. A mixture of spirituous liquor (usually rum) and molasses. [1913 Webster] No blackstrap to night; switchel, or ginger pop. Judd. [1913 Webster] 2. Bad port wine; any common wine of the Mediterranean; so called by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blackstrap — black·strap (blăkʹstrăp ) n. A dark, very thick molasses, especially a residual product of sugar refining that is used in the manufacture of industrial alcohol and as an ingredient in cattle feed.   [From its color and texture.] * * * …   Universalium

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