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pith

noun

1 pith

Soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants.

Roget 159: strength; power etc. 157; energy etc. 171; vigor, force; main force, physical force, brute force; spring, elasticity, ... show more



2 pith

The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience.

synonyms: center, centre, core, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow ... show more.

Roget 221: interiority; inside, interior; interspace, subsoil, substratum; intrados.    contents etc. 190; substance, pith, marrow; backbone ... show more

Roget 222: centrality, centricalness, center; middle etc. 68; focus etc. 74.    core, kernel; nucleus, nucleolus; ... show more

Roget 5: intrinsicality, inbeing, inherence, inhesion; subjectiveness; ego; egohood; essence, noumenon; essentialness etc. adj.; essential part, quintessence, ... show more

Dutch: bijzonderheid, kerngedachte, essentialia, essentie, grond, hoofdpunt, hoofdzaak, hypostase, kern, kernpunt ... show more
Polish: istota, esencja, sedno, jÄ…dro, meritum, kwintesencja

verb

1 pith

Remove the pith from (a plant).


Moby thesaurus: affective meaning, axiom, axis, backbone, bearing, bench mark, bottom, burden, butter, cardinal point, cataplasm, center, center of action, center of gravity, centroid, centrum, chief thing, chutzpah, climax, coloring ... show more.

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