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Meaning of pulp by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Latin pulpa .


    pulp ( usually uncountable; plural: pulps )

    1. A soft, moist, shapeless mass or matter .
    2. A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper .
    3. The soft center of a fruit
    4. The soft center of a tooth
    5. A mixture of wood, cellulose and/or rags and water ground up to make paper .
    6. Mass of chemically processed wood fibres ( cellulose ) .

    Derived terms

    Derived terms

    • pulper

Explanation of pulp by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. reduce to pulp

    2. pulp fruit
      pulp wood
    3. remove the pulp from, as from a fruit

    1. the soft inner part of a tooth

    2. an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper

    3. any soft or soggy mass

    4. he pounded it to a pulp
    5. a soft moist part of a fruit

    6. a mixture of cellulose fibers

    Definition of pulp by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Pulp n. [L. pulpa flesh, pith, pulp of fruit: cf. F. pulpe.] A moist, slightly cohering mass, consisting of soft, undissolved animal or vegetable matter. Specifically: ( Anat. ) A tissue or part resembling pulp; especially, the soft, highly vascular and sensitive tissue which fills the central cavity, called the pulp cavity, of teeth. ( Bot. ) The soft, succulent part of fruit; as, “the pulp of a grape”. The exterior part of a coffee berry. B. Edwards. The material of which paper is made when ground up and suspended in water.

    2. Pulp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pulped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Pulping.]
      1. To reduce to pulp.

      2. To deprive of the pulp, or integument.

      The other mode is to pulp the coffee immediately as it comes from the tree. By a simple machine a man will pulp a bushel in a minute. B. Edwards.