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RUM, noun

1. Spirit distilled from cane juice; or the scummings of the juice from the boiling house, or from the treacle or molasses which drains from sugar, or from dunder, the lees of former distillations.

In the United States, rum is distilled from molasses only.

2. A low cant word for a country parson.

RUM, adjective Old fashioned; queer. [Not in use.]