from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A soft moist shapeless mass of matter.
- n. The soft moist part of fruit.
- n. Plant matter remaining after a process, such as the extraction of juice by pressure, has been completed.
- n. The soft pith forming the contents of the stem of a plant.
- n. A mixture of cellulose material, such as wood, paper, and rags, ground up and moistened to make paper.
- n. The soft tissue forming the inner structure of a tooth and containing nerves and blood vessels.
- n. A mixture of crushed ore and water.
- n. A publication, such as a magazine or book, containing lurid subject matter.
- transitive v. To reduce to pulp. See Synonyms at crush.
- transitive v. To remove the pulp from.
- intransitive v. To be reduced to a pulpy consistency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A soft, moist, shapeless mass or matter.
- n. A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper.
- n. The soft center of a fruit
- n. The soft center of a tooth
- n. A mixture of wood, cellulose and/or rags and water ground up to make paper.
- n. Mass of chemically processed wood fibres (cellulose).
- v. To make, or be made into pulp
- v. To beat to a pulp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The soft, succulent part of fruit.
- n. The exterior part of a coffee berry.
- n. The material of which paper is made when ground up and suspended in water.
- transitive v. To reduce to pulp.
- transitive v. To deprive of the pulp, or integument.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A moist, slightly cohering mass, consisting of soft undissolved animal or vegetable matter.
- n. The material from which paper is manufactured after it is reduced to a soft uniform mass.
- n. Chyme; the pulpified mass of food after chymification and before chylification.
- n. The soft pulpy core of a tooth, consisting chiefly of the nerve accompanied by its vessels and connective tissue; a tooth-pulp.
- n. The soft elastic fibrocartilage forming much of the substance of the intervertebral disks. It chiefly occupies the interior of these disks, whose periphery is more fibrous and tougher. To the compressibility and elasticity of this pulp is mainly due the action of the disks in serving as buffers to diminish concussion of the spine. The pulp is compressible enough to account also for the fact that a man may be appreciably taller in the morning after lying all night than in the evening after a day spent on the feet.
- n. In mining, slimes; ore pulverized and mixed with water.
- n. See the adjectives.
- To make into pulp, in any sense; reduce to pulp: as, to pulp wood-fiber for paper; to pulp old papers.
- To deprive of the surrounding pulp or pulpy substance: as, to pulp coffee-beans.
- To be or to become ripe and juicy like the pulp of fruit.
- n. Fruit prepared to be made into marmalade.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any soft or soggy mass
- v. remove the pulp from, as from a fruit
- n. a soft moist part of a fruit
- n. an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper
- n. the soft inner part of a tooth
- v. reduce to pulp
- n. a mixture of cellulose fibers
Middle English, from Latin pulpa, fleshy parts of the body, fruit pulp.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin pulpa. (Wiktionary)