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molasses

(Encyclopedia) molasses, sugar byproduct, the brownish liquid residue left after heat crystallization of sucrose (commercial sugar) in the process of refining. Molasses contains chiefly the uncrystallizable s...

sucrose

(Encyclopedia) sucrose so͞o´krōs [key], commonest of the sugars, a white, crystalline solid disaccharide (see carbohydrate ) with a sweet taste, melting and decomposing at 186°C to form caramel. It...

sap

(Encyclopedia) sap, fluid in plants consisting of water and dissolved substances. Cell sap refers to this fluid present in the large vacuole, or cell cavity, that occupies most of the central portion of matur...

maple

(Encyclopedia) maple, common name for the genus Acer of the Aceraceae, a family of deciduous trees and shrubs of the Northern Hemisphere, found mainly in temperate regions and on tropical mountain slop...

forest

(Encyclopedia) forest, a dense growth of trees, together with other plants, covering a large area of land. The science concerned with the study, preservation, and management of forests is forestry . A f...

Vermont Overview

(Encyclopedia) Vermont vərmŏnt´ [key] [Fr.,=green mountain], New England state of the NE United States. It is bordered by New Hampshire, across the Connecticut River (E), Massachusetts (S), New York, with...

Wisconsin Overview

(Encyclopedia) Wisconsin wĭskŏn´sən, –sĭn [key], upper midwestern state of the United States. It is bounded by Lake Superior and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, from which it is divided in part by th...

West Virginia Overview

(Encyclopedia) West Virginia, E central state of the United States. It is bordered by Pennsylvania and Maryland (N, NE), Virginia (E and S), Kentucky (W) and, across the Ohio River, Ohio (NW). Facts ...

New York Overview

(Encyclopedia) New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario ...