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A curved steel blade, often with a vertical handle at each end, used to chop food.

[Italian, crescent, mezzaluna : mezza, feminine of mezzo, half (from Latin medius; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots) + luna, moon (from Latin lūna; see leuk- in Indo-European roots).]
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(Cookery) a kitchen chopper shaped like a half-moon and having a handle at each end
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