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prodigious prodigious
/prə ˈdɪ dʒəs /

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  • pestle pestle  /ˈpɛ sl/ ?  machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or…

    pestle meaning(s) 

    1. (n) machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores
    2. (n) a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone
    3. (n) a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar
    4. (v) grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar

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    pestle usage(s)

    1. This tapping, it turns out, isn't tapping as much as really hard, fast banging on the bones around my eyes, jaw and nose with a stone pestle, for about half an hour.
    2. School-yard bullies have psychologically ground children with apparently gay or lesbian sexual orientation in the cruel mortar and pestle of school-yard prejudice.
  • pesto pesto  a sauce typically served with pasta; contains crushed basil leaves and garlic and…
  • pet pet  /ˈpɛt/ ?  a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
  • pet food pet food  food prepared for animal pets
  • pet name pet name  a name of endearment (especially one using a diminutive suffix)
  • pet peeve pet peeve  an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed
  • pet scanner pet scanner  a tomograph that produces cross-sectional X-rays of metabolic processes in…
  • pet shop pet shop  a shop where pet animals can be purchased
  • pet sitter pet sitter  someone left in charge of pets while their owners are away from home
  • pet sitting pet sitting  the work of a pet sitter; caring for pets in their own home while their owners…
  • pet-food pet-food  food prepared for animal pets
  • petabit petabit  a unit of information equal to 1000 terabits or 10^15 bits
  • petabyte petabyte  a unit of information equal to 1000 terabytes or 10^15 bytes
  • petal petal  /ˈpɛ təl/ ?  part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored
  • petal-like petal-like  resembling a petal
  • petaled petaled  (of flowers) having petals
  • petalled petalled  (of flowers) having petals
  • petalless petalless  (of flowers) having no petals
  • petallike petallike  resembling a petal
  • petaloid petaloid  resembling a flower petal
  • petalous petalous  (of flowers) having petals
  • petard petard  /ˈpɛ tərd/ ?  an explosive device used to break down a gate or wall
  • petasites petasites  genus of rhizomatous herbs of north temperate regions: butterbur; sweet coltsfoot
  • petasites fragrans petasites fragrans  European herb with vanilla-scented white-pink flowers
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