Definition for ME-LASS'ES

ME-LASS'ES, n. [sing. It. melassa; Sp. melaza; Fr. melasse; Port. melaço; from μελι, honey; or μελας, black.]

The sirup which drains from Muscovado sugar when cooling; treacle. Nicholson. The melasses strains through the spungy stalk and drops into the cistern. Edwards, W. Indies.

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