zest·​er | \ ˈze-stər How to pronounce zester (audio) \

Definition of zester

: a small utensil for peeling zest (as of a lemon)

Examples of zester in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Add the tang from your favorite fruits to liven up your recipes this summer by grating them with a citrus zester. Chris Hachey, BGR, 24 June 2021 That’s because this handheld grater and zester is safe to put in the dishwasher, making your cleanup simple. Chris Hachey, BGR, 24 June 2021 Take a whole frozen peach and shave a generous amount over the top of the glass with a microplane or zester. Megan Murphy, Robb Report, 21 Apr. 2021 This all-in-one kitchen tool set comes complete with a cutting board, 15 meal prep containers, and multiple multi-use attachments, including a grater, zester, juicer, slicer, garlic grater, vegetable peeler, julienne, and green stripper. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 20 Apr. 2021 For a zester, Garten likes the Cassandra’s Kitchen Zester/Rasp ($15, Cassandra’s Kitchen). Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 14 Oct. 2020 For a final touch of whimsy, take a citrus zester and peel off strips of orange rind before wrapping them around a chopstick and placing them in the freezer; after 20 minutes, uncoil and drape them throughout the arrangement. Aimee Farrell, New York Times, 22 Oct. 2020 Garten recommends replacing your veggie peeler annually, along with your zester, according to Food & Wine. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 14 Oct. 2020 Grating cloves against a Microplane zester is best, but a garlic press works too, as does very finely mincing with a knife. Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of zester

1963, in the meaning defined above

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“Zester.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zester. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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