- 1.1Spongy white tissue lining the rind of an orange, lemon, and other citrus fruits.More example sentences
- Remove the rind and white pith from the lemons and then cut the flesh into very thin slices, removing the pips.
- But I can't eat citrus that has any white pith on it.
- Remove the zest of the oranges and set aside, peel the bitter white pith and discard, then pulp the oranges and combine the pulp with the zest.
- 1.2 Botany The spongy cellular tissue in the stems and branches of many higher plants.More example sentences
- The stems and rachises both contain a high percentage of pith and vascular tissue.
- The lowest values were recorded in stem pith cells.
- No dye was found in the central pith area of the stem segment except close to the basal cut surface.
- 2The essence of something: a book that he considered contained the pith of all his workMore example sentences
- Paul Harvey summed up the general pith of the global gist at noon, but he rarely broke news.
- For Frank Lenahan, a University Cafe stalwart enjoying a mid-morning coffee with his friends, however, the soap ‘lacked the vigour and pith of Scottish life’.
- It is the pith of civilization and of man's human existence.
- 3Forceful and concise expression: he writes with a combination of pith and exactitudeMore example sentences
- So anyway the story is short and lacking in pith.
- Journalists are apt to focus upon the pith, that is.
- I am not a great connoisseur of literature and my choices may be controversial but they are solely intended to encourage pith and to share the pleasure I get when I come across sentences that strike me as complete in themselves.
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- 2 • rare Pierce or sever the spinal cord of (an animal) so as to kill or immobilize it.More example sentences
- Animals were pithed through the right orbit to the spinal column with a round copper rod of 1.5 mm in diameter.
- Adult frogs were anaesthetized in 15% ethanol, then killed by pithing.
- Cattle are humanely stunned with a captive bolt stunner that penetrates or piths the brain rendering the animal unable to feel pain.
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- Now I can cut them into beautiful pithless little segments, I can't get enough of having a grapefruit for my breakfast.
- For example, Ortanique's foie gras starter comes with three pithless orange slices which are dredged in turbinado sugar and then caramelized with a propane torch.
Old English pitha.