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wood pulp

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noun
  1. wood reduced to pulp through mechanical and chemical treatment for use in the manufacture of certain kinds of paper.
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Origin of wood pulp

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for wood pulp

Historical Examples

  • The strawboard also takes the place of wood-pulp for smaller paper boxes.

    Checking the Waste

    Mary Huston Gregory

  • A considerable amount of wood-pulp is imported from Canada for paper-making.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • The wood-pulp from this region is the chief supply of the paper-makers of Europe.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway

  • Granite and wood-pulp are exported, and coal and grain imported.

  • Webster's father looked over the top of the wood-pulp screen.

    The Kentucky Warbler

    James Lane Allen


British Dictionary definitions for wood pulp

wood pulp

noun
  1. wood that has been ground to a fine pulp for use in making newsprint and other cheap forms of paper, and in the production of hardboard
  2. finely pulped wood that has been digested by a chemical, such as caustic soda, and sometimes bleached: used in making paper
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