HyperDic: pith

English > 3 senses of the word pith:
NOUNplantpithsoft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants
cognitionpith, kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, sum, nitty-grittythe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
VERBpossessionpithremove the pith from (a plant)
pith > pronunciation
Soundspih'th
Rhymesarrowsmith ... zenith: 33 rhymes with ihth...
English > pith: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningSoft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants.
Broaderplant tissueThe tissue of a plant
SubstancesparenchymaThe primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature
Spanishmédula, médula vegetal
Verbspithremove the pith from (a plant)
English > pith: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.
Synonymskernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, sum, nitty-gritty
Narrowerbare bones(plural) the most basic facts or elements
hypostasis(metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
quiddity, haecceityThe essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
quintessenceThe purest and most concentrated essence of something
stuffA critically important or characteristic component
Broadercontent, cognitive content, mental objectThe sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
Spanishcentro, corazón, enjundia, esencia, médula, meollo, núcleo, quid, sustancia
Catalanbessó, centre, cor, essència, nucli, quid, substància
Adjectivespithyconcise and full of meaning / meaning
English > pith: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningRemove the pith from (a plant) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderget rid of, removedispose of
Nounspithsoft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants

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