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pestle

 [pes´'l]
an instrument with a rounded end, used in a mortar to reduce a solid to a powder or produce a homogeneous mixture of solids.

pes·tle

(pes'tĕl),
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]

pestle

/pes·tle/ (pes´'l) an implement for pounding drugs in a mortar.

pestle

(pĕs′əl, pĕs′təl)
n.
A club-shaped, handheld tool for grinding or mashing substances in a mortar.
v.tr.

pes·tle

(pes'tĕl)
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]

pestle

A club-shaped tool, used in a mortar, for grinding or mashing material.

pes·tle

(pes'tĕl)
Rodlike instrument with one rounded and weighted extremity, used for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar.
[L. pistillum, fr. pinso, or piso, to pound]

pestle

an instrument with a rounded end, used in a mortar to reduce a solid to a powder or produce a homogeneous mixture of solids.
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750 pestles, including published and unpublished artefacts in private and museum collections, provides the basis for distributional studies of stylistic variants of stone mortars and pestles.
The introductory collection includes mortar and pestle sets, ceramic knives and trivets, and will expand in the fall to include porcelain platters and dinnerware, coffee and tea service, spice grinders, and larger-sized mortar and pestle sets.
Press limes, using a muddler or pestle, to release juice and oils in skin.
Press mint, lime and syrup together, using a muddler or pestle, to release juices and oils.