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
- ‘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.’
- ‘Some examples of these include cottonseed, buckwheat, corncobs, grape pomace, pine straw, and pecan, walnut, and rice hulls.’
- ‘Control is difficult, and includes destruction of breeding places, such as piles of rejected fruit and pomace.’
- ‘Brandy is the umbrella term for a spirit produced from grape pomace or marc (debris left over after fermentation), or from wine or fruit.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 The pulpy matter remaining after some other substance has been pressed or crushed, for example castor oil seeds after the oil has been extracted.
- ‘Some English speakers called this dry pomace the press cake.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘After pressing, the olive pomace - pulp and pits - still contains a lot of oil.’
Late 16th century: apparently from medieval Latin pomacium ‘cider’, from Latin pomum ‘apple’.
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