Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A brush, or oftener a metallic instrument, used by the priest in Roman Catholic churches for sprinkling holy water. Also called aspergillus, aspergillum, aspergill.
  • noun A holy-water stoup or font. Parker, Concise Glossary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The stoup, basin, or other vessel for holy water in Roman Catholic churches.
  • noun A brush for sprinkling holy water; an aspergill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a basin that holds holy water with which worshippers sprinkle themselves
  • noun an aspergillum

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the basin or other vessel that holds holy water in Roman Catholic Churches
  • noun a short-handled device with a globe containing a sponge; used for sprinkling holy water

Etymologies

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From Latin aspergere ("to sprinkle")

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