Pestle



[pes-uh l, pes-tl] /ˈpɛs əl, ˈpɛs tl/

noun
1.
a tool for pounding or grinding substances in a mortar.
2.
any of various appliances for pounding, stamping, etc.
verb (used with object), pestled, pestling.
3.
to pound or grind with or as if with a pestle.
verb (used without object), pestled, pestling.
4.
to work with a pestle.
/ˈpɛsəl/
noun
1.
a club-shaped instrument for mixing or grinding substances in a mortar
2.
a tool for pounding or stamping
verb
3.
to pound (a substance or object) with or as if with a pestle
n.

mid-14c. (as a surname late 13c.), from Old French pestel, from Latin pistillum “pounder, pestle,” related to pinsere “to pound,” from PIE *pis-to-, suffixed form of root *peis- “to crush” (cf. Sanskrit pinasti “pounds, crushes,” pistah “anything ground, meal,” Greek ptissein “to winnow,” Old Church Slavonic pišo, pichati “to push, thrust, strike,” pišenica “wheat,” Russian pseno “millet”).

pestle pes·tle (pěs’əl, pěs’təl)
n.
A club-shaped, hand-held tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar.

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