- molasses:  The etymological connections of molasses are with ‘honey’ rather than ‘sugar’. It comes via Portuguese melaço from late Latin mellāceum ‘fermenting grape juice, new wine’. This was a derivative of mel ‘honey’, source of English mellifluous  and related to mildew.
=> mellifluous, mildew
- molasses (n.)
- 1580s, from Portuguese melaço, from Late Latin mellaceum "new wine," properly neuter of mellaceus "resembling honey," from Latin mel (genitive mellis) "honey" (see Melissa). Adopted in English in plural form, but regarded as a singular noun.
- 1. Add the melted butter, molasses, salt, and flour.
- 2. He poured milk and molasses into a bowl.
- 3. Molasses are mildly laxative and something of a general tonic.
- 4. Little children hurried by their sides , staggering under buckets of steaming molasses.
- 5. Molasses is not an easy ingredient to mix into concentrated feeds.
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