asperges

noun
as·​per·​ges | \ə-ˈspər-(ˌ)jēz \

Definition of asperges 

: a ceremony of sprinkling altar and people with holy water

First Known Use of asperges

circa 1587, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for asperges

Latin, thou wilt sprinkle, from aspergere

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The first known use of asperges was circa 1587

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