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simpulum

[ sim-pyoo-luhm ]
/ ˈsɪm pyʊ ləm /
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noun, plural sim·pu·la [sim-pyoo-luh]. /ˈsɪm pyʊ lə/.

an ancient dipper having the rim of the bowl at right angles to the handle.

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Origin of simpulum

1735–45; <Latin: ceremonial ladle or pouring vessel
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