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blender

[blen-der] /ˈblɛn dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that blends.
2.
an electric culinary grinding and mixing appliance, consisting of a container with propellerlike blades at the bottom that are whirled by a high-speed motor to purée, chop, or mix foods.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; blend + -er1
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  • Blend all pesto ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.
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  • Blend using the immersion blender for about two minutes and set aside.
  • The blender and the food processor, on the other hand, come with no such guarantee.
  • Fruit can be chopped and thrown into a blender frozen for smoothies that don't need ice.
  • My fave no-worries dessert: skim ricotta cheese, sugar free jello chocolate pudding, mixed together with the hand blender.
British Dictionary definitions for blender

blender

/ˈblɛndə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that blends
2.
Also called liquidizer. a kitchen appliance with blades used for puréeing vegetables, blending liquids, etc
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Word Origin and History for blender
n.

person or thing that blends, 1872, agent noun from blend (v.). As a type of electric-powered food processor, from 1942.

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