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



    BrE BrE//pʌlp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pʌlp//
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  1. 1[singular, uncountable] a soft wet substance that is made especially by crushing something Cook the fruit gently until it forms a pulp. Mash the beans to a pulp. His face had been beaten to a pulp (= very badly beaten). Reduce the berries to a pulp.
  2. 2[uncountable] a soft substance that is made by crushing wood, cloth or other material and then used to make paper paper/wood pulp
  3. 3[uncountable] the soft part inside some fruit and vegetables synonym flesh Scoop out the pulp and serve it with sugar.
  4. 4writing that is of poor quality but popular and often sensational (2)
  5. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting the soft fleshy part of fruit): from Latin pulpa. The verb dates from the mid 17th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pulp