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pestle

Pronunciation: pes'tel

Definition: An instrument in the shape of a rod with one rounded and weighted extremity, used for bruising, breaking, grinding, and mixing substances in a mortar.

[L. pistillum, fr. pinso, or piso, to pound]

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