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pestle

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈpes.l̩/
a heavy stick made of clay, stone, or metal with a thick, rounded end, used for crushing substances in a mortar (= a small strong bowl) by hitting or rubbing them: Crush the garlic into a paste using a pestle and mortar.
Translations of “pestle”
in Vietnamese cái chày…
in Spanish mano (de mortero), maja…
in Thai สาก…
in Malaysian anak lesung…
in French pilon…
in German der Stößel…
in Chinese (Traditional) 杵, 碾槌…
in Indonesian penumbuk, alu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 杵, 碾槌…
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