blackstrap molasses

blackstrap molasses

[blak-strap]
noun
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.
Also called blackstrap.


Origin:
1915–20, Americanism; black + strap

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blackstrap molasses (ˈblækˌstræp)
 
pl n
(functioning as singular) the molasses remaining after the maximum quantity of sugar has been extracted from the raw material

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