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Definition of Pestle

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crush, pulverize; grind
muller, stick used for grinding with a mortar; any tool used to crush or pulverize materials
Pestle Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t. & i.)
To pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle.
  
(n.)
The leg and leg bone of an animal, especially of a pig; as, a pestle of pork.
  
(n.)
An implement for pounding and breaking or braying substances in a mortar.
  
(n.)
A constable's or bailiff's staff; -- so called from its shape.
  
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pestle
\pes"tle\ (?), n. [oe. pestel, of. pestel, ll. pestellum, l. pistillum, pistillus, a pounder, pestle, fr. pisere, pinsere, to pound, crush, akin to gr. &?;, skr. pish. cf. pistil.]
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.]
3. the leg and leg bone of an animal, especially of a pig; as, a pestle of pork.
pestle
\pes"tle\ (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. pestled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. pestling (?).] to pound, pulverize, bray, or mix with a pestle, or as with a pestle; to use a pestle.
pestle
n
1. machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores [syn: stamp]


2. a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone [syn: muller, pounder]


3. a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar v : grind or pulverize in a pestle

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores
(synonym) stamp
(hypernym) machine
(part-holonym) battery, stamp battery
2. a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone
(synonym) muller, pounder
(hypernym) tool
3. a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar
(hypernym) hand tool

Verb
1. grind or pulverize in a pestle
(hypernym) grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute
(derivation) stamp
Pestle Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A mortar and pestle is a device used since ancient times to prepare ingredients or substances by crushing and grinding them into a fine paste or powder. The mortar is a bowl, typically made of hard wood, ceramic or stone. The pestle is a heavy and blunt club-shaped object, the end of which is used for crushing and grinding. The substance to be ground is placed in the mortar and ground, crushed or mixed using a pestle.

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