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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pomace \Pom"ace\ (?; 277), n. [L. ponum a fruit, LL., an apple: cf. LL. pomagium, pomacium.] The substance of apples, or of similar fruit, crushed by grinding.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1570s, "crushed pulp of apples," from Old French pomaz, plural of pome "cider; apple," from Latin pomum "fruit; apple" (see Pomona).


n. the pulp that remains after a fruit has been pressed to extract the juice (or a nut, etc., has been pressed to extract the oil)


Pomace , or marc (; from French marc ), is the solid remains of grapes, olives, or other fruit after pressing for juice or oil. It contains the skins, pulp, seeds, and stems of the fruit.

Grape pomace has traditionally been used to produce pomace brandy (such as orujo, grappa, zivania or törkölypálinka) and grape seed oil. Today, it is mostly used as fodder, as fertilizer, or to extract bioactive compounds like polyphenols from it.

Usage examples of "pomace".

I buy pomace in gallon cans at a local grocery specializing in Mediterranean foods.

They pressed cider from rusty culls and fallen apples, and they fed the pomace to the hogs, for Ruby said it would make the meat sweet.

Evening stretched into early morning with the aid of many bottles of Barolo and Barbaresco, glasses of grappa distilled from the pomace of these grapes, and a deep draft from a roadside spring possessing diuretic properties.

The calypter is small and inconspicuous and the mesonotal suture incomplete, which is common in eye gnats, pomace or vinegar flies, but the wings are silent in flight.

For his glebe contains a lordly orchard, and it used to be a treat to watch him, his greenish third-best coat stuck all over with apple-pips and shreds of pomace, as he helped to work the press at the great annual cider-making.

The vinegar smell was stronger in the York Farm cider house, and behind the press were dried clots of pomace that clung to the wall like apple scab.

The mash, which is also called the pomace, is squeezed between these boards under a pressure of two thousand pounds.