from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Catholic Church An instrument, such as a brush or a perforated container, used for sprinkling holy water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an implement, in the form of a brush, or of a rod with a perforated container, for sprinkling holy water; a holy water sprinkler
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as aspersorium, 1.
- n. A genus of mollusks, the watering-pot shells, of a family Aspergillidæ: a synonym of Brechites.
New Latin, from Latin aspergere, to sprinkle; see asperse.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin aspergillum, from aspergō ("sprinkle"). (Wiktionary)