Definitions for pablumˈpæb ləm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Pab•lumˈpæb ləm

  1. Trademark. a brand of soft cereal for infants.

    Category: Nutrition, Cooking

  2. (n.)(l.c.) trite, naive, or simplistic ideas or writings; intellectual pap.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pablum(noun)

    a soft form of cereal for infants

  2. pap, pablum(noun)

    worthless or oversimplified ideas


  1. pablum(Noun)

    Anything overly bland or simplistic, especially speech or writing.

  2. Pablum(ProperNoun)

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

  3. Origin: Trademark name 1932.


  1. Pablum

    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 pabulum, which means "foodstuff." The name had long been used in botany and medicine to refer to nutrition or substances of which the nutritive elements are passively absorbed. The word can also refer to something that is bland, mushy, unappetizing, or infantile.


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