One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he kneaded the fungus into a pulp’
mash, mush, purée, cream, pressé, pap, slop, paste, slush, mulch, swill, slurry, semi-liquid, semi-fluid, mess
informal gloop, goo, gook
North American informal glop
2‘monkeys suck the sweet pulp off cocoa seeds’
flesh, soft part, fleshy part, marrow, meat
1‘then pulp the gooseberries through a sieve’
mash, purée, cream, crush, press, smash, liquidize, liquefy, sieve, shred, squash, pound, beat, macerate, mill, grind, mince, soften, mangle
technical comminute, triturate
archaic levigate, bray, powderize
1‘perhaps pulp fiction is your métier rather than poetry?’
trashy, rubbishy, cheap, sensational, lurid, tasteless, kitschy
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