[pes-uh l, pes-tl] /ˈpɛs əl, ˈpɛs tl/
a tool for pounding or grinding substances in a mortar.
any of various appliances for pounding, stamping, etc.
verb (used with object), pestled, pestling.
to pound or grind with or as if with a pestle.
verb (used without object), pestled, pestling.
to work with a pestle.
a club-shaped instrument for mixing or grinding substances in a mortar
a tool for pounding or stamping
to pound (a substance or object) with or as if with a pestle
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)
A club-shaped, hand-held tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar.
[pes-toh] /ˈpɛs toʊ/ noun, Italian Cookery. 1. a sauce typically made with basil, pine nuts, olive oil, and grated Parmesan blended together and served hot or cold over pasta, fish, or meat. /ˈpɛstəʊ/ noun 1. a sauce for pasta, consisting of basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, oil, and Parmesan cheese, all crushed together n. olive […]
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pes varus pes var·us (vâr’əs) n. See talipes varus.
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