Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Brandy distilled from fermented grape or apple pomace.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See mark.
  • noun The refuse matter which remains after the pressing of fruit, as grapes or olives; as applied to apples, pomace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The refuse matter which remains after the pressure of fruit, particularly of grapes.
  • noun A weight of various commodities, esp. of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.
  • noun A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.
  • noun A German coin and money of account. See Mark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The refuse matter that remains after fruit, particularly grapes, has been pressed.
  • noun An alcoholic spirit distilled from the marc of grapes.
  • noun obsolete A weight of various commodities, especially of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.
  • noun obsolete A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.
  • noun obsolete A German coin and money of account; the mark.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun made from residue of grapes or apples after pressing

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French march, from marchier, to trample; see march.]

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From Middle French marc.

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  • A spirit distilled from the skins, stems, and pips of grapes after they are crushed and the juice is drawn off is called marc in France and grappa in Italy.

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  • A spirit distilled from the skins, stems, and pips of grapes after they are crushed and the juice is drawn off is called marc in France and grappa in Italy.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • A spirit distilled from the skins, stems, and pips of grapes after they are crushed and the juice is drawn off is called marc in France and grappa in Italy.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • The marc is then thrown away, and to every gallon of the liquor, or must, as it is called, three pounds of lump sugar are added, and the whole is well stirred together; the tub is afterwards covered with a blanket, and the wine is left to ferment in a temperature of from 55° to 60°.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • Hot water is then poured over the marc, in the proportion of two quarts of water to every gallon of the fruit before it was crushed; and, after remaining in the tub twelve hours, the marc is again pressed, and the water added to the liquor from the fruit.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • It is then left to stand about six hours, when the mass, or marc, as it is called, is put into a coarse bag and pressed; more water is then poured over the marc, which is again pressed, till as much water has been added as will make the proportion in all four gallons of water to ten pounds of fruit.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • At the end of the feast, we downed Armenian coffee and copied our friend Misha, who studied the "marc" or thick deposit left at the bottom of the cup.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • At the end of the feast, we downed Armenian coffee and copied our friend Misha, who studied the "marc" or thick deposit left at the bottom of the cup.

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  • At the end of the feast, we downed Armenian coffee and copied our friend Misha, who studied the "marc" or thick deposit left at the bottom of the cup.

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  • An acronym for MAchine-Readable Cataloging. MARC is a data standard used by libraries to store and exchange bibliographic information via computer, originally developed by Henriette Avram at the Library of Congress in the 1960s: http://www.loc.gov/marc/.

    July 30, 2007

  • 1. The pulpy residue left after the juice has been pressed from grapes, apples, or other fruits.

    2. Brandy distilled from grape or apple residue.

    July 30, 2007

  • A spirit similar to grappa.

    Also an acronym of "Maintenance and Repair Contract".

    November 24, 2007

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    September 30, 2008

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    September 30, 2008

  • Cram backwards.

    September 30, 2008

  • "Hassan can ask that a barman at a bar tap a cask and draw a man a draft (half a dram, a glass): marc, grappa and armagnac, malt, arrack and schnapps."

    Eunoia by Christian Bök (upgraded edition), p 16

    May 20, 2010

  • "At the back, the kitchen (?), another table where two women and a man are playing cards and sipping some marc. No one else."

    Witch Grass by Raymond Queneau, translated by Barbara Wright, p 33 of the NYRB paperback

    November 5, 2010