pabulum


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pab·u·lum

(pab'yū-lŭm),
Food or nutriment.
[L.]

pabulum

[pab′yələm]
Etymology: L, food
a substance that is food or nutrient.

pab·lum

(pab'lŭm)
A precooked infant food, a mixture of wheat, oat, and corn meals, wheat embryo, alfalfa leaves, brewers' yeast, iron, and sodium chloride.
Synonym(s): pabulum.
[L. pabulum, nourishment, fr. pasco, to nourish]

pabulum

Any substance that provides nourishment.

pabulum

food or aliment.
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It is also said to come from the Latin: pabulum meaning food or nourishment.
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We have lost something vital and mystical in this transition, Thuesen thinks, and he would prefer even warnings of the terrors of Calvin's God to the pabulum of today's endlessly cheerful pastors.
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