As"per*gill (#), As`per*gil"lum (#), n. [LL. aspergillum, fr. L. aspergere. See Asperse, v. t.]

1.

The brush used in the Roman Catholic church for sprinkling holy water on the people.

[Also written aspergillus.]

2. Zool.

See Wateringpot shell.

 

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