From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpulppulp1 /pʌlp/ noun 1 SUBSTANCEsoft substance [singular, uncountable] a very soft substance that is almost liquid, made by crushing plants, wood, vegetables etc Mash the bananas to a pulp. timber grown for wood pulp (=used for making paper) a soft pulp of leaves and mud2 HBPfruit/vegetable [uncountable] the soft inside part of a fruit or vegetable Halve the melon and scoop out the pulp.3 books/films etc [uncountable] American English books, magazines, films etc that are badly written and that contain lots of sex, violence etc an ad in a pulp magazine pulp fiction4 → beat somebody to a pulp5 HBHtooth [uncountable] part of the inside of a tooth —pulpy adjective Cook slowly until soft and pulpy.
Examples from the Corpuspulp• Stir vigorously to break the cranberries into a pulp.• Forty acres of corn burns up in July or is flooded out or beaten to a pulp by hail.• But now they face a battle to save another from being stripped of trees for a paper and pulp mill.• But that evening, pulp mill workers crept beneath the building and bored through the floor and into the barrels stored there.• This is why the paper-maker is able to make a fibrous pulp for your morning paper from wood.• He won't drink the orange juice if there's a lot of pulp in it.• These artists manipulate paper pulp to make sculptures, reliefs, embossed and two-dimensional work.• paper pulp• Remove pits from persimmons, then scrape pulp free from skins with teaspoon.• The pulp is sold back to the farmers for feeding to their cattle.• The pulp wood and timber industry is an example of how a global economy can cut both ways here.wood pulp• A big offender is chlorine gas used for bleaching wood pulp.• It was an industry like wood pulp or shoes.pulp fiction• Perhaps pulp fiction is your métier rather than poetry?• He started reading pulp fiction in the year he lost his job and began producing mystery stories based on its formulas.pulppulp2 verb [transitive] 1 SQUASHto beat or crush something until it becomes very soft and almost liquid pulped apples2 to beat or hit someone’s face or body very badly His body was pulped by the impact of the train.3 TIto make wood or old books and newspapers into paper Unsold novels are sent to be pulped. wood pulping techniquesGrammar Pulp is usually passive.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpuspulp• This consisted of pressed bales of waste paper which were chopped, shredded and then steamed, stirred and pulped.• Forms will be shredded, pulped, and recycled.• The jokes are coarse and laboured, the blokes have pulped copies of Loaded for brains.• They also tended to pulp the offending books.• The peppers are pulped, then left to mature for three years before being distilled with vinegar.PulpPulp a British group, popular in the 1990s, whose music was an example of Britpop, and whose singer was Jarvis CockerOrigin pulp1 (1300-1400) Latin pulpa “flesh, pulp”