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Molasses vs Sorghum - What's the difference?

molasses | sorghum |

As a noun molasses

is a thick brownish syrup produced in the refining of raw sugar or molasses can be .

As a proper noun sorghum is

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molasses

English

Etymology 1

(etyl) '' compare Spanish ''melaza'', from ''mellaceus'' "honeylike", "honey-sweet", from (etyl) ''mel'', ''mellis'', "honey". See ''mellifluous'' and compare ''melasses .

Noun

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  • A thick brownish syrup produced in the refining of raw sugar.
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    Synonyms
    * long sweetening, treacle
    Derived terms
    * slow as molasses in January

    Etymology 2

    Noun

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    sorghum

    Noun

  • A cereal, or Sorghum bicolor , the grains of which are used to make flour and as cattle feed.
  • * 1936', Harry Nelson Vinall, Joseph Charlworth Stephens, John Holmes Martin, ''Identification, History, and Distribution of Common '''Sorghum Varieties , US Department of Agriculture, Technical Bulletin No. 506, page 2,
  • The sorghum crop has four uses — forage, grain, sirup, and industrial (such as the manufacture of brooms, wallboard, etc.).
  • * 1978 , US Department of Agriculture, Watch out for witchweed, a serious pest of corn, sorghum, and other crops , Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Program Number 1212, unnumbered page,
  • Witchweed (Striga spp. ) is a parasitic plant that attacks corn, sorghum , sugarcane, rice, and more than 60 different species of the grass family.
  • * 2008 , Lamissa Diakité, Amadou Sidibé, Melinda Smale, Mikkel Grum, Seed Value Chains for Sorghum and Millet in Mali: A State-based System in Transition , International Food Policy Research Institute, Discussion Paper 00749, page 2,
  • Archaeological evidence suggests that economies based on cattle, goats, sorghum , and pearl millet were established in this region between 5,000 and 3,000 years ago (Smith 1998).

    Synonyms

    * (cereal) guinea corn (West Africa); Kafir corn (South Africa); mtama (East Africa); durra (Sudan); juar, jowar, cholam (India); kaoliang (China); milo (United States)

    Derived terms

    * sorghum midge