- Pablum See PABULUM (Cf. pabulum).
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Pablum — is a processed cereal for infants originally marketed by the Mead Johnson Company in 1931. The trademarked name is a contracted form of the Latin word , meaning foodstuff . The name is also used metaphorically, especially in literary criticism,… … Wikipedia
Pablum — n. 1. A form of cereal for infants. [Trademark] [WordNet 1.5] 2. A diet that does not require chewing. Syn: soft diet, pap, spoon food. [WordNet 1.5] 3. Worthless or oversimplified ideas. Syn: pap, pabulum. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Pablum — ☆ Pablum [pab′ləm ] [contr. < PABULUM] trademark for a soft, bland cereal food for infants n. [p ] any oversimplified or tasteless writing, ideas, etc … English World dictionary
pablum — noun Etymology: from Pablum, a trademark for an infant cereal Date: 1948 pabulum 3 … New Collegiate Dictionary
Pablum — /pab leuhm/ 1. Trademark. a brand of soft, bland cereal for infants. n. 2. (l.c.) trite, naive, or simplistic ideas or writings; intellectual pap. * * * … Universalium
pablum — noun Anything overly bland or simplistic, especially speech or writing … Wiktionary
Pablum — noun A cereal brand for infants made from wheat, oat and cornmeal … Wiktionary
pablum — A precooked infant food, a mixture of wheat, oat, and corn meals, wheat embryo, alfalfa leaves, brewers yeast, iron, and sodium chloride. [L. pabulum, nourishment, fr. pasco, to nourish] … Medical dictionary
pablum — (or pabulum) Food; in figurative sense it is used to convey the idea of being weak or nutritiously insipid. When capitalized it is a trademark for a brand of baby food … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
Pablum — n. mush for babies, cereal for babies; trademark used for a soft cereal for babies … English contemporary dictionary