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Meaning of PITH

Pronunciation:  pith

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience; "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"
  2. [n]  soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants
 

PITH is a 4 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: center, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, substance, sum
 
 See Also: cognitive content, content, haecceity, hypostasis, mental object, parenchyma, plant tissue, quiddity, quintessence, stuff

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Pith\, n. [AS. pi?a; akin to D. pit pith, kernel, LG.
    peddik. Cf. {Pit} a kernel.]
    1. (Bot.) The soft spongy substance in the center of the
       stems of many plants and trees, especially those of the
       dicotyledonous or exogenous classes. It consists of
       cellular tissue.
    
    2.
       (a) (Zo["o]l.) The spongy interior substance of a feather.
       (b) (Anat.) The spinal cord; the marrow.
    
    3. Hence: The which contains the strength of life; the vital
       or essential part; concentrated force; vigor; strength;
       importance; as, the speech lacked pith.
    
             Enterprises of great pith and moment. --Shak.
    
    {Pith paper}. Same as {Rice paper}, under {Rice}.
    
    
  2. \Pith\, v. t. (Physiol.)
    To destroy the central nervous system of (an animal, as a
    frog), as by passing a stout wire or needle up and down the
    vertebral canal.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The soft central portion of a plant stem inside the vascular cylinder.
  2. To destroy the brain of an animal (such as a frog or turtle) to render it unconscious prior to vivisection.
 
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