mortar and pestle


mortar and pestle
combination of a bowl-shaped vessel and a stick-like tool (used to grind things, such as spices, coffee, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Mortar and pestle — Pestle redirects here. For PESTLE, see PEST analysis. Mortar and Pestle A simple kitchen mortar and pestle Other names Mortar Grinder Uses Grinding Mixing Related items …   Wikipedia

  • mortar and pestle — ▪ tools  ancient device for milling by pounding. Together with the saddle quern (a round stone rolled or rubbed on a flat stone bed), it was the first means known for grinding grain; the grain was placed in a shallow depression in a stone, the… …   Universalium

  • mortar and pestle — noun a set comprising a mortar (mortar1 def. 1) and an appropriately sized pestle, used for grinding substances to a powder …   Australian English dictionary

  • mortar and pestle — Synonyms and related words: cheese grater, comminutor, crusher, granulator, grater, grinder, kominuter, levigator, masher, mill, millstone, nutmeg grater, pestle, pulverizer, quern, quernstone, rock crusher, roller, shredder, steamroller,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pestle — pes tle (p[e^]s t l or p[e^]s l; 277), 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mortar — has several meanings: Mortar (masonry), material used in masonry to fill the gaps between blocks and bind them together. Mortar (weapon) fires shells at a much lower velocity and higher ballistic arc than other ordnance. Mortar (firestop),… …   Wikipedia

  • mortar — n. type of cannon 1) a trench mortar bowl 2) a mortar and pestle * * * [ mɔːtə] [ bowl ] a mortar and pestle [ type of cannon ] a trench mortar …   Combinatory dictionary

  • mortar — noun 1 (U) a mixture of lime 1 (3), sand, and water, used in building for joining bricks or stones together 2 (C) a heavy gun that fires bombs or shells (shell1 (2)) in a high curve 3 (C) a hard bowl in which substances are crushed into powder… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pestle — Synonyms and related words: abrade, atomize, beat, bray, brecciate, cheese grater, comminute, comminutor, contriturate, crumb, crumble, crush, crusher, disintegrate, flour, fragment, grain, granulate, granulator, granulize, grate, grater, grind,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • mortar — mor|tar [ˈmo:tə US ˈmo:rtər] n [Date: 1000 1100; : Old French; Origin: mortier, from Latin mortarium] 1.) [U] a mixture of ↑cement or ↑lime, and sand and water, used in building for holding bricks or stones together 2.) a heavy gun that fires… …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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