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garlic press Syllabification: gar·lic press

Definition of garlic press in English:

noun

Image of garlic press
A handheld device for crushing cloves of garlic through a sievelike receptacle.
Example sentences
  • Chop the garlic clove thinly or crush it with a garlic press.
  • I put several cloves in the basket of my new garlic press and pushed down and my kitchen became pungent with this wonderful smell.
  • That's why a whole bulb has just a faint garlic aroma but the scent of a clove forced through the tiny holes of a garlic press can fill a room.

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