aspergill


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as·per·gil·lum

(ăs′pər-jĭl′əm) or as·per·gill (-jĭl)
n. pl. as·per·gil·la (-jĭl′ə) or as·per·gil·lums or as·per·gills Ecclesiastical
An instrument, such as a brush or a perforated container, used for sprinkling holy water.

[New Latin, from Latin aspergere, to sprinkle; see asperse.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aspergill - a short-handled device with a globe containing a spongeaspergill - a short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge; used for sprinkling holy water
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"