Definition of "pulp" []

  • A soft moist shapeless mass of matter. (noun)
  • The soft moist part of fruit. (noun)
  • Plant matter remaining after a process, such as the extraction of juice by pressure, has been completed. (noun)
  • The soft pith forming the contents of the stem of a plant. (noun)
  • A mixture of cellulose material, such as wood, paper, and rags, ground up and moistened to make paper. (noun)
  • Soft or fleshy plant tissue, such as the succulent part of a fleshy fruit (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A moist mixture of cellulose fibres, as obtained from wood, from which paper is made (noun)
  • A magazine or book containing trite or sensational material, and usually printed on cheap rough paper (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The soft innermost part of a tooth, containing nerves and blood vessels (noun)
  • Any soft soggy mass or substance (noun)
  • Pulverized ore, esp when mixed with water (noun)
  • To reduce (a material or solid substance) to pulp or (of a material or solid substance) to be reduced to pulp (verb)
  • To remove the pulp from (fruit) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "pulp" in a sentence
  • "That they are not can be demonstrated by the way in which the term pulp was introduced into literary discourse."
  • "You see, inside each tooth is what we call pulp that provides the nutrients and nerves to the tooth."
  • "It's a common enough opposition, but rather than trying to break it down, by, say, making a case that "plot-oriented puzzles" have their own kind of substance, especially in pulp fiction, Ed unfortunately adopts it to his own purposes and in extolling the work of Donald Westlake reinforces the notion that "literature" is equivalent to "theme.""