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

  • adjective Marked by pits.
  • adjective Having the pit removed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In leather manufacturing, said of skins having little spots or holes in the grain which mark but do not pierce it. They are caused by decomposition or sometimes by the action of salt.
  • Marked thickly with pits or small depressions: as, a face pitted by smallpox; specifically, in botany, having pits or punctations, as the walls of many cells; in zoology, having many punctations, as a surface; foveolate; areolate.

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

  • adjective Marked with little pits, as in smallpox. See pit, v. t., 2.
  • adjective (Bot.) Having minute thin spots.

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

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of pit.
  • adjective Having a surface marked by pits; pockmarked or alveolate
  • adjective of fruit Having had the pits removed

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

  • adjective pitted with cell-like cavities (as a honeycomb)


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  • If rinded means "having a rind", and cored means "having a core" (and so on), why in the world do you let this word mean "having the pit removed"?!


    March 25, 2009

  • I have always wondered that. I have to look twice at my olive jars, and think really hard about it: "Now, does 'pitted' mean it still has the pits in it...?"

    Then I have to find someone with more malleable digits, not to say an opposable thumb, to open them for me.

    March 25, 2009

  • It only makes sense in "half-pitted" :)

    March 25, 2009

  • rinded - what?

    cored - past tense of core, verb, to remove the core of something.

    March 25, 2009

  • Witchbe:

    Thrice the rinded cat hath mewed!

    Thrice, and once the hedge-pig whined!

    From high aloft his ivy-tuft.

    Chained Bear cries, Tis time! Tis Time!

    Ear of Bilby, marsupial frisky

    Add unto a noggin o' whiskey

    Tappen of the northern bear

    Tail of fox - you wouldn't dare

    Now to make our potion grow

    Hand gestures by a Brooklyn pro.

    Hubble, bubble etc....

    March 25, 2009

  • Random wordie user: "Witchbe, you may find it more useful to place that bilby ear directly on the cauldron page, and not on the list".

    Witchbe: Eh? What's that. Sorry, I'm new here. I was just doing the obvious thing, you know, following the site design's default.

    Chorus of wordie users: Sigh

    March 25, 2009

  • *snort*

    March 25, 2009

  • pitted could also apply to this image:

    or to the face of Edward James Olmos:

    March 26, 2009

  • I think of that moon whenever I hear music from "Moulin Rouge." *grins*

    And I simply try not to think of Edward James Olmos...

    March 26, 2009

  • I think of that moon whenever my right eye hurts.

    March 26, 2009