English noun: pith
|1.||pith (plant) soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants|
|Broader (hypernym)||plant tissue|
|2.||pith (cognition) the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience|
|Samples||The gist of the prosecutor's argument.|
The heart and soul of the Republican Party.
The nub of the story.
|Synonyms||center, 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 use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||get rid of, remove|