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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - 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;

Usage examples (31)
  • pestle the garlic
  • As soon as I get a mortar and a pestle, that is the first chutney I am gonna make :.
  • The pestle, which is known as the tejolote, has also been carved out of the same volcanic rock.
  • Each time I go to Paris, I vow to find a mortar and pestle, which is the only item missing from my list. for more
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