pom·​ace ˈpə-məs How to pronounce pomace (audio) ˈpä- How to pronounce pomace (audio)
: the dry or pulpy residue of material (such as fruit, seeds, or fish) from which a liquid (such as juice or oil) has been pressed or extracted
: something crushed to a pulpy mass

Examples of pomace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bushels of apples are gathered, cleaned, and ground into a pomace, according to the book Cider: Making, Using & Enjoying Sweet & Hard Cider by Annie Proulx and Lew Nichols. Sam Stone, Bon Appétit, 21 Feb. 2024 Main Ingredients: Salmon, salmon meal, lentils, pea flour, chickpeas, peas, canola oil (preserved with mixed tocopherols), tomato pomace, sweet potatoes, flaxseed, natural flavor, salmon oil, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, and yucca schidigera extract. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Oct. 2022 It's also made with lentils for protein and fiber, along with sunflower oil and tomato pomace. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 It's made with a single source of high-quality protein, along with other health boosting ingredients like flaxseed, salmon oil, and tomato pomace. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 23 Oct. 2022 At Red Hook Winery, during a discussion about what to do with the pomace — the seeds, skins and other residue left after grapes are turned into wine — Mr. Alevras had a suggestion. Eric Asimov, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Oct. 2022 It is made with a blend of red grapes, plus pomace from La Crecent grapes. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Oct. 2021 Rasmussen's other piquette is the Light Verse orange piquette ($24/4-pack) made from white grape pomace. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 Oct. 2021 Fruit pomace – all the fibrous bits left after fruit juice production – bolsters the flavor and nutritional content of snack foods. Danielle Bellmer, The Conversation, 22 June 2021

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Word History


Middle English pomys, probably from Medieval Latin pomacium cider, from Late Latin pomum apple, from Latin, fruit

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pomace was in the 15th century

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“Pomace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pomace. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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