noun Etymology: from Pablum, a trademark for an infant cereal Date: 1948 pabulum 3

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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[3]. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pablum — See PABULUM (Cf. pabulum) …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 — /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

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