Pestle : Definition

Pestle

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Pronunciation : Pes"tle
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OE. pestel, OF. pestel, LL. pestellum, L. pistillum, pistillus, a pounder, pestle, fr. pisere, pinsere, to pound, crush, akin to Gr. pish. Cf. Pistil.]
Definition : 1. An implement for pounding and breaking or braying substances in a mortar.

2. A constable's or bailiff's staff; -- so called from its shape. [Obs.] Chapman.

3. The leg and leg bone of an animal, especially of a pig; as, a pestle of pork.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pes"tle
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle.

t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Pestled; p. pr. & vb. n. Pestling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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