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: the residue remaining after a fruit has been pressed
broadly : the organic residue from an extraction process
the protein-rich cottonseed marc
: brandy made from the residue of wine grapes after pressing


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machine-readable cataloging

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web
Take a signature Barrel Bath, which gives hydromassage-fueled relaxation using grape marc and red vine extracts, known for their exfoliating and draining effects. Jane Sung, CNT, 14 Sep. 2017 Campari, Armagnac, Pernod, marc—as well as liqueurs in garish colors, such as Chartreuse. John Seabrook, The New Yorker, 23 Jan. 2017 MARC service on the Penn and Camden lines was suspended earlier in the morning but has since resumed on a limited level. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, 28 June 2017 She’s since made good on her promise, making metadata from 25 million MARC records (the very documents once enshrined on catalog cards) available to the public. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, 19 May 2017

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Word History



French, from Middle French, from marchier to trample, march

First Known Use


1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of marc was in 1601

Dictionary Entries Near marc

Cite this Entry

“Marc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition


: an insoluble residue remaining after extraction of a solution (as a drug) with a solvent
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