Pulp (?), n. [L. pulpa flesh, pith, pulp of fruit: cf. F. pulpe.]

A moist, slightly cohering mass, consisting of soft, undissolved animal or vegetable matter.

Specifically: (a) Anat.

A tissue or part resembling pulp; especially, the soft, highly vascular and sensitive tissue which fills the central cavity, called the pulp cavity, of teeth.

(b) Bot.

The soft, succulent part of fruit; as, the pulp of a grape

. (c)

The exterior part of a coffee berry

. B. Edwards. (d)

The material of which paper is made when ground up and suspended in water.


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Pulp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pulped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pulping.]


To reduce to pulp.


To deprive of the pulp, or integument.

The other mode is to pulp the coffee immediately as it comes from the tree. By a simple machine a man will pulp a bushel in a minute. B. Edwards.


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