wood pulp


Definition of wood pulp

: pulp from wood used in making cellulose derivatives (such as paper or rayon)

Examples of wood pulp in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both are made from wood pulp and are highly glazed in a gilded gold paint. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "Motor carriages take the road: Yenke Peddler antiques," 5 Nov. 2020 Along with Tonkin’s red cardigan, Lesjour! offers six sets of coordinating wide-leg knit pants and roomy tops, all made from EcoVero, a sustainable fabric made from wood pulp, and retail for $198 per piece. Barry Samaha, Harper's BAZAAR, "Phoebe Tonkin Launches Lesjour!, a Fashion Brand Born in the Era of Biz-Leisure," 29 Oct. 2020 The next phase included Gutta percha, a rubbery type of wood pulp that was compressed and formed into a ball. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, "Fore! Tee up for golf collectibles: Yenke Peddler antiques," 27 Aug. 2020 Most of the toilet paper used in this country is made here either from wood pulp or recycled paper. Krista Kafer, The Denver Post, "Kafer: Perceived scarcity empties shelves," 20 Mar. 2020 The shutdown, announced June 9, will knock some 900 people out of work and has sent tremors across the region’s economy, reaching from the plant’s gates through town and deep into the Wisconsin forests that supply wood pulp to make paper. Peter Kendall, Washington Post, "A warning from Wisconsin," 30 July 2020 During my appointment, staff wore full plastic-free PPE, including visors made from cellulose derived from wood pulp and sugarcane, biodegradable gowns, and face coverings when visors were not worn. Jacqueline Kilikita, refinery29.com, "I Had My First Post-Lockdown Haircut — Here’s Everything You Need To Know," 14 July 2020 Unfortunately, many pre-shredded cheeses also come with a dose of cellulose, which is essentially wood pulp. Popular Science, "Almost everything you know about cheese is wrong," 4 June 2020 Round starts each day at 5 a.m., running hauls from Bangor to various wood pulp mills around the state. Fox News, "Coronavirus pandemic presents new challenges, hurdles for truckers: 'This is our work from home'," 22 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of wood pulp

1854, in the meaning defined above

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7 Nov 2020

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“Wood pulp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20pulp. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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