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noun (uncountable)
  1. The soft spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees.
  2. (figuratively) The essential or vital part of an idea or theory or something else.
the of my idea is ...
Etymology: Old English piía, plant pith, gist, from West Germanic pithan-; the verb meaning to kill by cutting or piercing the spinal cord is attested 1805.


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