Definitions for pabulumˈpæb yə ləm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pab•u•lumˈpæb yə ləm(n.)
something that nourishes; food.
a soft, bland cereal for infants.
Category: Nutrition, Cooking
Origin of pabulum:
1670–80; < L pābulum food, nourishment =pā(scere) to feed +-bulum n. suffix of instrument
comestible, edible, eatable, pabulum, victual, victuals(noun)
any substance that can be used as food
insipid intellectual nourishment
food or fodder, particularly that taken in by plants or animals.
material that feeds a fire.
food for thought.
bland intellectual fare; an undemanding diet of words.
Origin: From pabulum, from stem of pasco.
the means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment; hence, that which feeds or sustains, as fuel for a fire; that upon which the mind or soul is nourished; as, intellectual pabulum