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pestle
  • n  machine consisting of a heavy bar that moves vertically for pounding or crushing ores
  • 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
  • n  a club-shaped hand tool for grinding and mixing substances in a mortar
  • v  grind, mash or pulverize in a mortar
    pestle the garlic
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pesto
  • n  a sauce typically served with pasta; contains crushed basil leaves and garlic and pine nuts and Parmesan cheese in olive oil
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pet_name
  • n  a name of endearment (especially one using a diminutive suffix)
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pet_peeve
  • n  an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed
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pet_scanner
  • n  a tomograph that produces cross-sectional X-rays of metabolic processes in the body
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pet_sitter
  • n  someone left in charge of pets while their owners are away from home
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pet_sitting
  • n  the work of a pet sitter; caring for pets in their own home while their owners are away from home
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petabit
  • n  a unit of information equal to 1000 terabits or 10^15 bits
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petabyte
  • n  a unit of information equal to 1000 terabytes or 10^15 bytes
  • n  a unit of information equal to 1024 tebibytes or 2^50 bytes
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petal
  • n  part of the perianth that is usually brightly colored
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petard
  • n  an explosive device used to break down a gate or wall
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petasites
  • n  genus of rhizomatous herbs of north temperate regions: butterbur; sweet coltsfoot
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petasites_fragrans
  • n  European herb with vanilla-scented white-pink flowers
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petasites_hybridus
  • n  small Eurasian herb having broad leaves and lilac-pink rayless flowers; found in moist areas
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petasites_vulgaris
  • n  small Eurasian herb having broad leaves and lilac-pink rayless flowers; found in moist areas
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