pestel

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French pestel, from Latin pistillum.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛstɛl/, /ˈpɛstəl/

Noun[edit]

pestel (plural pestelles)

  1. A pestle (tool for crushing or pounding)
  2. The leg of an animal as a cut of meat.
  3. (rare) A board for threshing upon.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: pestle

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

pestel m (oblique plural pesteaus or pesteax or pestiaus or pestiax or pestels, nominative singular pesteaus or pesteax or pestiaus or pestiax or pestels, nominative plural pestel)

  1. pestle (tool used for crushing food)

Descendants[edit]