- The definition of pulp is relating to a book or magazine printed on cheap paper.
An example of something pulp is a tabloid; a pulp newspaper.
- Pulp is the soft part of a fruit, or another soft mass.
An example of pulp are the soft chunks found in orange juice.
- Pulp is defined as to remove the soft mass, particularly from inside a fruit, plant or tooth.
An example of pulp is to take the insides out of an orange.
- a soft, moist, formless mass that sticks together
- the soft, juicy part of a fruit
- the pith inside the stem of a plant
- the soft, sensitive tissue in the center of a tooth, including blood vessels, nerves, etc.
- a mixture of ground-up, moistened cellulose material, as wood, linen, rags, etc., from which paper is made
- ore ground to a powder and mixed with water
- ☆ a magazine printed on rough, inferior paper stock made from wood pulp, usually containing sensational stories of love, crime, etc.
Origin of pulpFrench pulpe ; from Classical Latin pulpa, flesh, pulp of fruit
- to reduce to pulp
- to remove the pulp from
- A soft moist shapeless mass of matter.
- a. The soft moist part of fruit.b. Plant matter remaining after a process, such as the extraction of juice by pressure, has been completed: apple pulp.
- The soft pith forming the contents of the stem of a plant.
- A mixture of cellulose material, such as wood, paper, and rags, ground up and moistened to make paper.
- The soft tissue forming the inner structure of a tooth and containing nerves and blood vessels.
- A mixture of crushed ore and water.
- a. A publication, such as a magazine or book, containing lurid subject matter: “The pulps took the mystery story out of the parlors &ellipsis; and onto the ‘mean streets’” (Tony Hillerman).b. Lurid or sensational writing or subject matter: made a good living writing pulp.
verbpulped, pulp·ing, pulps
- To reduce to pulp.
- To remove the pulp from (coffee berries).
Origin of pulpMiddle English, from Latin pulpa, fleshy parts of the body, fruit pulp.
- pulp′ous , pulp′y
(usually uncountable, plural pulps)
- A soft, moist, shapeless mass or matter.
- A magazine or book containing lurid subject matter and being characteristically printed on rough, unfinished paper.
- The soft center of a fruit
- The soft center of a tooth
- A mixture of wood, cellulose and/or rags and water ground up to make paper.
- Mass of chemically processed wood fibres (cellulose).
(third-person singular simple present pulps, present participle pulping, simple past and past participle pulped)
- To make, or be made into pulp
- To beat to a pulp.
From Latin pulpa.