vinasse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French vinasse, from vin, or from Vulgar Latin vīnācea, or from the neuter plural of Late Latin vīnāceus, from Latin vīnum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vinasse (countable and uncountable, plural vinasses)

  1. (chemistry) The waste liquor remaining in the process of making beet sugar, used in the manufacture of potassium carbonate.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vin +‎ -asse or possibly from Vulgar Latin vīnācea, from the neuter plural of Late Latin vīnāceus, from Latin vīnum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vinasse f (plural vinasses)

  1. (chemistry) vinasse
  2. (colloquialism) Poor-quality, bad-tasting wine.

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