noun (plural aspergilla /-ˈjilə/ or aspergillums)
An implement for sprinkling holy water.
- Suspended from a rod attached to the frame of what must be a devotional picture, the bucket has been turned into a container for holy water with the addition of an aspergillum.
- Within this religious setting, the pot thus functions as a vessel for holy water and the wand as an aspergillum.
- This little device is called aspergillum, after the Latin word for sprinkling, which is aspergo.
Mid 17th century: from Latin.
Words that rhyme with aspergillumchillum, film, vexillum
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