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pulp

 (pŭlp)
n.
1. A soft moist shapeless mass of matter.
2.
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.
3. The soft pith forming the contents of the stem of a plant.
4. A mixture of cellulose material, such as wood, paper, and rags, ground up and moistened to make paper.
5. The soft tissue forming the inner structure of a tooth and containing nerves and blood vessels.
6. A mixture of crushed ore and water.
7.
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.
v. pulped, pulp·ing, pulps
v.tr.
1. To reduce to pulp.
2. To remove the pulp from (coffee berries).
v.intr.
To be reduced to a pulpy consistency.

[Middle English, from Latin pulpa, fleshy parts of the body, fruit pulp.]

pulp′i·ness n.
pulp′ous (pŭl′pəs), pulp′y adj.

pulpy

(ˈpʌlpɪ)
adj, pulpier or pulpiest
having a soft or soggy consistency
ˈpulpily adv
ˈpulpiness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pulpy - like a pulp or overripe; not having stiffness
nonwoody - not woody; not consisting of or resembling wood

pulpy

adjective soft, succulent, fleshy, mushy, squashy, pappy The chutney should have a thick, pulpy consistency.

pulpy

adjective
Yielding easily to pressure or weight; not firm:
Translations
لُبّي، شبيه باللُب
dužnatý
moset
pépszerű
maukkenndur
dužinatý
etli

pulpy

[ˈpʌlpɪ] ADJ
1.pulposo
2. [literature] → para tirar, de bajísima calidad

pulpy

adj (+er)
breiig
(inf: = trashy) booktrivial, billig; newspaperbillig, minderwertig; pulpy magazineSchundmagazin nt, → Schundblatt nt

pulp

(palp) noun
1. the soft, fleshy part of a fruit.
2. a soft mass of other matter, eg of wood etc from which paper is made. wood-pulp.
verb
to make into pulp. The fruit was pulped and bottled.
ˈpulpy adjective
of or like pulp.
References in classic literature ?
This species of snake is not poisonous, and kills its prey by crushing it to death, making it into a pulpy mass, with scarcely a bone left unbroken, after which it swallows its meal.
A vast pulpy mass, furlongs in length and breadth, of a glancing cream-color, lay floating on the water, innumerable long arms radiating from its centre, and curling and twisting like a nest of anacondas, as if blindly to clutch at any hapless object within reach.
Nor was it that the figs were moist and pulpy, or that the French plums blushed in modest tartness from their highly-decorated boxes, or that everything was good to eat and in its Christmas dress; but the customers were all so hurried and so eager in the hopeful promise of the day, that they tumbled up against each other at the door, crashing their wicker baskets wildly, and left their purchases upon the counter, and came running back to fetch them, and committed hundreds of the like mistakes, in the best humour possible; while the Grocer and his people were so frank and fresh that the polished hearts with which they fastened their aprons behind might have been their own, worn outside for general inspection, and for Christmas daws to peck at if they chose.
It is a solemn thought,--and the finest poem that was ever written came out of a grey pulpy mass such as we make brain sauce of.
I eagerly inquired what quantity he had brought with him, when rummaging once more beneath his garment, he produced a small handful of something so soft, pulpy, and discoloured, that for a few moments he was as much puzzled as myself to tell by what possible instrumentality such a villainous compound had become engendered in his bosom.
The expedition was typical of Miss Bartlett, who would return cold, tired, hungry, and angelic, with a ruined skirt, a pulpy Baedeker, and a tickling cough in her throat.
But melons are not very nutritious, and when we had satisfied our thirst with their pulpy substance, and put a stock to cool by the simple process of cutting them in two and setting them end on in the hot sun to grow cold by evaporation, we began to feel exceedingly hungry.
The kaldane, still holding her turned half away from her to look in the direction she had indicated and simultaneously, with the quickness of a banth, she struck him with her right fist, backed by every ounce of strength she possessed--struck the back of the pulpy head just above the collar.
The little men that came, the little pulpy babies, were not even asked if they wanted to try a flutter at the game.
It was the treatment he had received from the time he was a little pulpy boy in a San Francisco slum--soft clay in the hands of society and ready to be formed into something.
This, I believe, is the bottom of a most delicate, colourless sac, composed of a pulpy substance, which lines the exterior case, but does not extend within the extreme conical points.
As it flows it takes the forms of sappy leaves or vines, making heaps of pulpy sprays a foot or more in depth, and resembling, as you look down on them, the laciniated, lobed, and imbricated thalluses of some lichens; or you are reminded of coral, of leopard's paws or birds' feet, of brains or lungs or bowels, and excrements of all kinds.