from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The residue left in a still after the process of distillation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The waste liquor remaining in the process of making beet sugar, used in the manufacture of potassium carbonate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The waste liquor remaining in the process of making beet sugar, -- used in the manufacture of potassium carbonate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The potash obtained from the residue of the wine-press; also, the residuum in a still after the process of distillation.
Mushroom mycelium has also been grown in molasses, as well as in vinasse, a waste product from the distillation of fermented sugar-cane juice.
The waste molasses residue from sucrose extraction can be resold for use in the production of lactic acid, citric acid, butanol, glycerol, or yeast, while the vinasse-the residue from the ethanol fermentation process itself-can be mixed with lime and used for rich organic fertilizer.