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English noun: pith

1. pith (plant) soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants


Broader (hypernym)plant tissue


Substance holonymparenchyma

2. pith (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience


SamplesThe gist of the prosecutor's argument.
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.


Synonymscenter, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, substance, sum


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)bare bones, haecceity, hypostasis, quiddity, quintessence, stuff


English verb: pith

1. pith (possession) remove the pith from (a plant)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)get rid of, remove









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