Pulp is a soft, squishy, or slightly wet mush. The soft inside part of your tooth is pulp, and the soft flesh of a peach is also pulp.

There are many kinds of pulp, including the soggy stuff that starts out as trees and ends up as paper. The process of turning wood into paper starts with pulp, the stripped wood fibers that are steamed and ground or mixed with chemicals before being bleached and dried. Magazines printed on very rough, inexpensive paper were once also referred to as pulps, leading to the name "pulp fiction" for cheap, sensational books and magazines.

Primary Meanings of pulp

any soft or soggy mass
reduce to pulp
an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper
Full Definitions of pulp

n any soft or soggy mass

“he pounded it to a pulp
Type of:
a body of matter without definite shape

n a soft moist part of a fruit

Type of:
plant tissue
the tissue of a plant

n a mixture of cellulose fibers

the dry dusty pulp that remains after juice is extracted from sugar cane or similar plants
wood pulp
wood that has been ground to a pulp; used in making cellulose products (as rayon or paper)
Type of:
a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers

n the soft inner part of a tooth

Type of:
vascular structure
a structure composed of or provided with blood vessels

v reduce to pulp

pulp fruit”
pulp wood”
Type of:
bray, comminute, crunch, grind, mash
reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

v remove the pulp from, as from a fruit

Type of:
take out
remove something from a container or an enclosed space

n an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper

pulp magazine
Type of:
mag, magazine
a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it

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