pulp

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.

Definitions of pulp
  1. noun
    any soft or soggy mass
    “he pounded it to a pulp
    synonyms: mush
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    mass
    a body of matter without definite shape
  2. noun
    a soft moist part of a fruit
    synonyms: flesh
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    type of:
    plant tissue
    the tissue of a plant
  3. noun
    a mixture of cellulose fibers
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    bagasse
    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:
    cellulose
    a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
  4. noun
    the soft inner part of a tooth
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    type of:
    vascular structure
    a structure composed of or provided with blood vessels
  5. verb
    reduce to pulp
    pulp fruit”
    pulp wood”
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    type of:
    bray, comminute, crunch, grind, mash
    reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
  6. verb
    remove the pulp from, as from a fruit
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    take out
    remove something from a container or an enclosed space
  7. noun
    an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper
    synonyms: pulp magazine
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    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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