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penicil

[pen-uh-sil] /ˈpɛn ə sɪl/
noun
1.
a small, brushlike tuft of hairs, as on a caterpillar.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin pēnicillus painter's brush or pencil. See pencil
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