One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(especially in cider-making) the pulpy residue remaining after fruit has been crushed in order to extract its juice.
mash, mush, purée, cream, pressé, pap, slop, paste, slush, mulch, swill, slurry, semi-liquid, semi-fluid, messView synonyms
- ‘Some examples of these include cottonseed, buckwheat, corncobs, grape pomace, pine straw, and pecan, walnut, and rice hulls.’
- ‘Brandy is the umbrella term for a spirit produced from grape pomace or marc (debris left over after fermentation), or from wine or fruit.’
- ‘Control is difficult, and includes destruction of breeding places, such as piles of rejected fruit and pomace.’
- ‘Grappa - the French call a rustic version of it marc-is a type of brandy that is distilled from grape pomace, the skins and stems left over after grapes are crushed for wine.’
- ‘The lighter pressings employed by top winemakers today means more juice or wine remains with the pomace and a more elegant, aromatic grappa can be distilled.’
- 1.1 The pulpy matter remaining after a substance such as fish or castor oil seeds has been pressed to extract the oil or juice.
- ‘Olive pomace oil is made from the residue of pressed olives; it's a low-grade oil that may not even be labeled olive oil.’
- ‘The chemical heating process in producing the so-called pomace oil from olive residues may result in the carcinogen, but pure oil, turned out by mechanically squeezing olive fruits, presented no health threat, the minister said.’
- ‘After pressing, the olive pomace - pulp and pits - still contains a lot of oil.’
- ‘Some English speakers called this dry pomace the press cake.’
- ‘While a technician shovels pomace into the small tractor-powered sheller, the pits are separated from the moist mash, which is then placed in an ordinary cement mixer.’
Late 16th century: apparently from medieval Latin pomacium ‘cider’, from Latin pomum ‘apple’.
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