aspergillum

noun
as·​per·​gil·​lum | \ ˌa-spər-ˈji-ləm How to pronounce aspergillum (audio) \
plural aspergilla\ ˌa-​spər-​ˈji-​lə How to pronounce aspergilla (audio) \ or aspergillums

Definition of aspergillum

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

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First Known Use of aspergillum

1649, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aspergillum

New Latin, from Latin aspergere

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17 Sep 2019

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The first known use of aspergillum was in 1649

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