Pithy


Pithy
Pithy Pith"y, a. [Compar. {Pithier}; superl. {Pithiest}.] 1. Consisting wholly, or in part, of pith; abounding in pith; as, a pithy stem; a pithy fruit. [1913 Webster]

2. Having nervous energy; forceful; cogent. [1913 Webster]

This pithy speech prevailed, and all agreed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

In all these Goodman Fact was very short, but pithy. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{Pithy gall} (Zo["o]l.), a large, rough, furrowed, oblong gall, formed on blackberry canes by a small gallfly ({Diastrophus nebulosus}). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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