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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)

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.

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.""