(pab′yo̵̅o̅ ləm, -yə-)
- food or sustenance
- nourishment for the mind
L: see food
See pabulum in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A substance that gives nourishment; food.
- Insipid intellectual nourishment: “TV . . . gobbled up comedy material and spat it out as pabulum” (Richard Corliss).
Origin: Latin pābulum; see pā- in Indo-European roots
Origin: . Sense 2, by confusion with pablum
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