[ puhm-is, pom- ]
/ ˈpʌm ɪs, ˈpɒm- /


the pulpy residue from apples or similar fruit after crushing and pressing, as in cider making.
any crushed or ground, pulpy substance.

Nearby words

  1. polyzoarium,
  2. polyzoic,
  3. pom,
  4. pom-pom,
  5. poma lift,
  6. pomace fly,
  7. pomaceous,
  8. pomade,
  9. pomade acne,
  10. pomander

Origin of pomace

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

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British Dictionary definitions for pomace


/ (ˈpʌmɪs) /


the pulpy residue of apples or similar fruit after crushing and pressing, as in cider-making
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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