Keywords: mortar and pestle, grind (mortar and pestle)

Sign Definition

Definition in Auslan

As a Noun

1. A device made up of two parts: a bowl (mortar), and a heavy, blunt object (pestle). Used for grinding ingredients into a very fine paste or powder. English = mortar and pestle.

As a Verb or Adjective

1. To grind or crush something using a mortar and pestle.


1. This sign is a depiction of grinding something while holding a mortar (bowl) and a pestle (tool). Source of this recommended sign: DeafConnectED, Melbourne Polytechnic.