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aspergillum

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noun as·per·gil·lum \ˌas-pər-ˈji-ləm\

Definition of aspergillum

plural

aspergilla

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aspergillums

  1. :  a brush or small perforated container with a handle that is used for sprinkling holy water in a liturgical service



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Origin and Etymology of aspergillum

New Latin, from Latin aspergere


First Known Use: 1649


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