Definition of pabulum:
victual, chow, aliment, eats, eatable, pap, provender, nutriment, diet, regimen, victuals, provisions, viands, comestible, meat, grub, sustenance, food, care for, provision, nutrition, alimentation, nurture, commissariat, feed, fare, ingestion, edible, foodstuff, nourishment, forage, bread, fodder, esculent.
Hence it is demonstrated that a large number of the spores of fungi are constantly present in the atmosphere, which is confirmed by the fact that whenever a suitable pabulum is exposed it is taken possession of by floating spores, and soon converted into a forest of fungoid vegetation.- "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
From the above it will be concluded that the habitats of fungi are exceedingly variable, that they may be regarded as almost universal wherever decaying vegetable matter is found, and that under some conditions animal substances, especially of vegetable feeders, such as insects, furnish a pabulum for their development.- "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
In doing this, the influence he had established over the eastern members, with the agency of Robert Morris with those of the middle States, effected his side of the engagement; and so the Assumption was passed, and twenty millions of stock divided among favored States, and thrown in as a pabulum to the stock- jobbing herd.- "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.