- 1A heavy tool with a rounded end, used for crushing and grinding substances such as spices or drugs, usually in a mortar.More example sentences
- And I used cardamom seeds that I crushed in my pestle and mortar, rather than ready-ground.
- With a mortar and pestle, crush the thyme, garlic, and peppercorns and place in a large saucepan.
- In indigenous villages, women often make the tortillas the traditional way by grinding corn with a rounded pestle on a flat lava stone called a piedra or metate.
- 1.1A mechanical device for grinding, pounding, or stamping something.More example sentences
- The homogenate was further macerated with quartz sand (at a ratio of quartz sand to denaturing solution of 16.7-33.3 mg ml - 1) in a mortar with a pestle in a draft chamber.
- The dolomite powder was milled in a mechanical mortar and pestle for several hours, resulting in an average grain size of about 2 ìm.
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- Crush or grind (a substance such as a spice or drug) with a pestle: she measured seeds into the mortar and pestled them to powderMore example sentences
- When well done, sticky rice is placed in mortar to pestle.
- So then I fried the bacon until impossibly crisp, crumbled some on my salad, placed the rest in a mortar and proceeded to pestle the remainder.
Middle English: from Old French pestel, from Latin pistillum, from pist- 'pounded', from the verb pinsere.
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