Definitions

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.

Etymologies

French, from Provençal vinassa, from Latin vīnācea, from feminine of vīnāceus; see vinaceous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Mushroom mycelium has also been grown in molasses, as well as in vinasse, a waste product from the distillation of fermented sugar-cane juice.

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  • 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.

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