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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 (Zool.), a large, rough, furrowed, oblong gall, formed on blackberry canes by a small gallfly (Diastrophus nebulosus). [1913 Webster]