aquamanile


noun, plural aq·ua·ma·ni·les [ak-wuh-muhnahy-leez, ah-kwuh-muhnee-leys] /ˌæk wə məˈnaɪ liz, ˌɑ kwə məˈni leɪs/, aq·ua·ma·nil·i·a [ak-wuh-muhnil-ee-uh, ah-kwuh-] /ˌæk wə məˈnɪl i ə, ˌɑ kwə-/.

  1. a medieval ewer, often made in grotesque animal forms.
  2. Ecclesiastical. a basin used by a celebrant for washing the hands during the saying of the Mass.

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