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pestle

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A mortar and pestle.

English

Etymology

Via Old French pestel, from Latin pistillum, from pinsere, "to pound".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pestle

Plural
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  1. A club-shaped, round-headed stick used in a mortar to pound, crush, rub or grind things.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to pestle

Third person singular
pestl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to pestle (third-person singular simple present pestl, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To pound, crush, rub or grind (things), as in a mortar with a pestle.

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