pabulum

pab"u*lum

(?), n. [L., akin to pascere to pasture. See Pastor.] 1. The means of nutriment to animals or plants; food; nourishment. [wns=1]
Syn. -- comestible, edible, eatable, victual, victuals.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. Hence: That which feeds or sustains, such as fuel for a fire; especially, that upon which the mind or soul is nourished; intellectual sustenance; as, intellectual pabulum. [wns=2]
Syn. -- food for thought, intellectual nourishment.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

3. Trite or simplistic writing, sentiments, etc.; pablum{3}.
[PJC]

 

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