Definition of pith noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pɪθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pɪθ//
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  1. 1a soft dry white substance inside the skin of oranges and some other fruits
  2. 2the essential or most important part of something the pith of her argument
  3. Word OriginOld English pitha, of West Germanic origin.
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