This week’s obscure English word is pomace. It means the residue left after apples have been crushed to extract their juice, derived from French ‘pommade’ around the sixteenth century, itself a derivation of the Latin word ‘pomum’ (apple).
I have to wonder about potatoes now. After all, the French call a the humble spud a ‘ground apple’ (pomme de terre), and so do the Dutch (aardappel).
Your challenge: write a sentence or two in the comments using this word.
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3 thoughts on “The obscure word of the week is pomace”
No such thing as potato juice, fortunately!
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Luckily. It would be distinctly weird!
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I saw an episode on the cooking channel where they took leftover food items such as potato peels and turned them into a treat. The peels were drizzled with butter and seasoned with herbs, crisped in the oven, and became a chip. I’d say that is using everything the humble potato has to offer.
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