Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An implement of stone or other hard substance used as a pestle to grind paints or drugs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The grinder in an amalgamating-pan, or any similar form of pulverizing and amalgamating apparatus.
  • noun An implement of stone or glass with which paints are ground by hand.
  • noun One who mulls wine, cider, etc.
  • noun A vessel in which wine or other liquor is mulled.
  • noun A prehistoric stone implement, so called because supposed to have been used for grinding grain. See the extract.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, mulls.
  • noun A vessel in which wine, etc., is mulled over a fire.
  • noun A stone or thick lump of glass, or kind of pestle, flat at the bottom, used for grinding pigments or drugs, etc., upon a slab of similar material.

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

  • noun metallurgy A machine that mixes sand and clay for use in metal castings.
  • noun art A grinding stone, held in the hand, used especially for preparing paint.
  • verb UK To defeat or destroy utterly (as in a sport or competition).

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

  • noun German physiologist and anatomist (1801-1858)
  • noun German mathematician and astronomer (1436-1476)
  • noun a vessel in which wine is mulled
  • noun Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965)
  • noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation
  • noun British philologist (born in Germany) who specialized in Sanskrit (1823-1900)
  • noun United States geneticist who studied the effects of X-rays on genes (1890-1967)
  • noun a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone
  • noun Swiss physicist who studied superconductivity (born in 1927)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English molour, probably from mullen, to grind; see mull.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

mull +‎ -er

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