Pith vs Pithlike - What's the difference?
As a noun pith
is the soft, spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees.
As a verb pith
is to extract the pith from (a plant stem or tree).
As an adjective pithlike is
resembling pith or some aspect of it.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The soft, spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees.
The spongy interior substance of a feather.
The spinal cord; the marrow.
(figuratively) The essential or vital part.
- The pith of my idea is truth.
- enterprises of great pith and moment
* (essential or necessary part) core, essence, general tenor, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, kernel, marrow, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, quintessence, soul, spirit, stuff, substance
To extract the pith from (a plant stem or tree).
To kill (especially cattle or laboratory animals) by cutting or piercing the spinal cord.
Resembling pith or some aspect of it.