Scooping pulp out of a butternut squash with a spoon.
- 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 and traditionally characterized by 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 … 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.