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 Tencel Tencel, also known as lyocell, is a fully biodegradable fabric made from wood pulp, typically sourced from eucalyptus, beech, or spruce trees which are solvents. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 31 Oct. 2023 The three soon founded Pure Beauty, a boutique cannabis brand that specializes in high-end, environmentally-friendly-grown herb that’s rolled into marijuana cigarettes, complete with a wood pulp filter. Will Yakowicz, Forbes, 15 June 2022 The slippers are made from about a dozen different materials, including wood pulp, silk thread, gelatin, plastic and glass. Steve Karnowski, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2023 Next, Hyatt experimented with nitrocellulose, a material made by combining cotton or wood pulp with a mixture of nitric and sulfuric acids. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 26 June 2023 The tea filter bag is made of natural wood pulp filter paper, which is biodegradable and more environmentally friendly than standard tea bags. Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Aug. 2023 Sustainably sourced from wood pulp, the ultra-soft, wrinkle-resistant Tencel lyocell fabric is perfect for packing. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 24 Feb. 2023 The shoes are made from about a dozen different materials, including wood pulp, silk thread, gelatin, plastic and glass. Margaret Stafford, USA TODAY, 17 May 2023 Coterie diapers are made with high-quality materials (all free from fragrance, latex, rubber, dyes, alcohol, and heavy metals), including chlorine-free wood pulp, polyester, and polypropylene. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, 28 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wood pulp was in 1854

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“Wood pulp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20pulp. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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