Definition of Pablum

1. Noun. A soft form of cereal for infants.

Language type: Trademark
Group relationships: Pap, Soft Diet, Spoon Food
Generic synonyms: Cereal



2. Noun. Worthless or oversimplified ideas.
Exact synonyms: Pap
Generic synonyms: Drivel, Garbage

Definition of Pablum

1. Proper noun. A cereal brand for infants made from wheat, oat and cornmeal. ¹

2. Noun. Anything overly bland or simplistic, especially speech or writing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pablum

1. something insipid, simplistic or bland [n -S]

Medical Definition of Pablum

1. A precooked infant food, a mixture of wheat, oat, and corn meals, wheat embryo, alfalfa leaves, brewers' yeast, iron, and sodium chloride. Origin: L. Pabulum, nourishment, fr. Pasco, to nourish (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Pablum

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1. First Lessons: A Report on Elementary Education in America by William J. Bennett (1986)
"We do not feed pablum to children who are ready for meat and vegetables, and we should not feed verbal pablum to children able to digest literature. ..."

2. Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks by Walter Edward Williams (1995)
"Blacks must reject the race hustler's pablum and go back to square one. A square-one agenda includes a demand for accountability, responsibility, ..."

3. Curiosities of Natural History: Second Series by Francis Trevelyan Buckland (1860)
"... pablum (or the " Paving - stone ยป scaled fish.) 10. Lamia or "Fossil Bird's nest.") THE Frontispiece is an attempt to reproduce a remarkable drawing by ..."

4. Waiter, There's a Horse in My Wine: A Treasury of Entertainment, Exploration by Jennifer "Chotzi" Rosen (2005)
"They think you're too lowbrow to appreciate anything better than pablum. They want to turn you into pod people! Forget soft wine! Get out of that ghetto, ..."

5. Canada: Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic Provinces by Eva Ambros (1998)
"The first electric heart pacemaker, and pablum. the first precooked vitamin-enriched cereal, were also developed here. Student guides lead free walking ..."

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