The obscure word of the week is pomace

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

  1. 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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