from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pie with a filling of molasses and brown sugar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fluffy pie made from molasses, traditional among the Pennsylvania Dutch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. open pie filled with a mixture of sweet crumbs and molasses


So called because one will supposedly have to shoo away the flies attracted to the sweet filling.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
So-called because the molasses attracts flies, which must be shooed away. (Wiktionary)


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