zester

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

Definition of zester

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

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Using a zester or microplane, zest about 2 teaspoons of lemon zest evenly over the fruit. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Food52.com writer Kristen Miglore’s book ‘Genius Desserts’ includes several sweet Seattle specialties," 27 Nov. 2018 Use a lemon zester to grate a few threads right off the root to make a pungent garnish for grilled fish, especially salmon and fresh tuna. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow and Prepare Horseradish Straight From Your Garden," 27 July 2018 Never be without the proper kitchen tool again with this handy gadget that includes a grater, zester, cork screw, bottle opener, spoon, three types of knife and more. Sara Kennedy, The Seattle Times, "7 fun additions for your camping kit," 2 July 2018 Zest the lemon with a Microplane grater or zester (no white pith). Domenica Marchetti, charlotteobserver, "These are 4 of the easiest weeknight pastas you’ll ever find | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018 And since citrus fruit is in season, there is no better time to pull out your zester. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Healthy Table: Orange zest brightens up crumb cake," 20 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of zester

1963, in the meaning defined above

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