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Noun: pith  pith
  1. Soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants
     
  2. [Brit] The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
    "the pith of the prosecutor's argument";
    - kernel [Brit], substance [Brit], core [Brit], center [Brit, US], centre [Brit, Cdn], essence [Brit], gist [Brit], heart [Brit], heart and soul [Brit], inwardness [Brit], marrow [Brit], meat [Brit], nub [Brit], sum [Brit], nitty-gritty [Brit]
Verb: pith  pith
  1. Remove the pith from (a plant)

Derived forms: piths, pithing, pithed

Type of: cognitive content, content, get rid of, mental object, plant tissue, remove

Encyclopedia: Pith