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Main Entry: 1penĚcil
Pronunciation: primarystresspen(t)-sschwal
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English pensel "an artist's brush, pencil," from early French pincel (same meaning), derived from Latin penicillus, literally, "little tail" --related to PENICILLIN --see Word History at 3PEN
1 : an instrument for writing, drawing, or marking consisting of or containing a slender cylinder or strip of a solid marking substance
2 : something like a pencil in form or use <an eyebrow pencil>

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