[puhm-is, pom-]
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  1. the pulpy residue from apples or similar fruit after crushing and pressing, as in cider making.
  2. any crushed or ground, pulpy substance.

Origin of pomace

1545–55; perhaps < Medieval Latin pōmācium cider, derivative of Latin pōmum fruit; see pome
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Historical Examples of pomace

  • In Europe, the seeds are separated from the pomace and used in various ways.

  • They will be dark in proportion to the length of time the pomace stands.

    Soil Culture

    J. H. Walden

  • If the pomace is permitted to ferment, and afterwards is distilled, a product called pomace-brandy is made.

  • The pomace is also oftentimes used as a manure, for which it has considerable to recommend it, being rich in potash and nitrogen.

  • To make higher-colored wines let the pomace stand from four to twenty-four hours before pressing.

    Soil Culture

    J. H. Walden

British Dictionary definitions for pomace


  1. the pulpy residue of apples or similar fruit after crushing and pressing, as in cider-making
  2. any pulpy substance left after crushing, mashing, etc

Word Origin for pomace

C16: from Medieval Latin pōmācium cider, from Latin pōmum apple
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Word Origin and History for pomace

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

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