ASPERGILLA

aspergillum

[as-per-jil-uhm]
noun, plural aspergilla [as-per-jil-uh] , aspergillums. Roman Catholic Church.
a brush or instrument for sprinkling holy water; aspersorium.

Origin:
1640–50; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Latin asperg(ere) to besprinkle (see a-5, sparge) + -illum diminutive suffix

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aspergillum or aspergill (ˌæspəˈdʒɪləm, ˈæspədʒɪl)
 
n , pl -gilla, -gillums, -gills
another term for aspersorium
 
[C17: from New Latin aspergillum, from Latin aspergere, from spargere to sprinkle]
 
aspergill or aspergill (ˌæspəˈdʒɪləm, ˈæspədʒɪl, -ˈdʒɪlə)
 
n
 
[C17: from New Latin aspergillum, from Latin aspergere, from spargere to sprinkle]

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