n.

1. A substance that gives nourishment; food.
2. Insipid intellectual nourishment
3. The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment; hence, that which feeds or sustains, as fuel for a fire; that upon which the mind or soul is nourished; as, intellectual pabulum.

Pab"u*lum (?), n. [L., akin to pascere to pasture. See Pastor.]

The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment; hence, that which feeds or sustains, as fuel for a fire; that upon which the mind or soul is nourished; as, intellectual pabulum.

 

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