The crisp strips of turnip sprinkled quietly down onto a heap of gold which grew beneath the pulper.
In the barn there was a sound of the pulper crunching the turnips.
The fruit is then measured and thrown into a loft above the pulper in a heap.
These are put back again, and passed through a pulper with the upper chop set closer.
c.1400, "fleshy part of a fruit or plant," from Latin pulpa "animal or plant pulp; pith of wood," earlier *pelpa, perhaps from the same root as pulvis "dust," pollen "fine flour" (see pollen); extended to other similar substances by early 15c. The adjective meaning "sensational" is from pulp magazine (1931), so called from pulp in sense of "type of rough paper used in cheaply made magazines and books" (1727). As a genre name, pulp fiction attested by 1943 (pulp writer "writer of pulp fiction" was in use by 1939). The opposite adjective in reference to magazines was slick.
1660s "reduce to pulp" (implied in pulping), from pulp (n.). As "to remove the pulp from," from 1791. Related: Pulped.
A soft, moist, shapeless mass of matter.
The soft, moist part of fruit.
: a pulp romance
A magazine printed on rough paper and devoted to adventure, science fiction, cowboy stories, rude erotica, etc (1931+)