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as•per•gil•lum  (as′pər jiləm),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -gil•la (-jilə),USA pronunciation  -gil•lums. [Rom. Cath. Ch.]
  1. a brush or instrument for sprinkling holy water;
    aspersorium.
  • Neo-Latin, equivalent. to Latin asperg(ere) to besprinkle (see a-5, sparge) + -illum diminutive suffix
  • 1640–50

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