One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A type of kitchen utensil for grinding or pureeing food.
- ‘4 Mash the potato until creamy and smooth or pass through a Mouli or potato-ricer.’
- ‘2 Pass the potato through a Mouli or use a potato ricer, then place in a large bowl and beat in the butter.’
- ‘3 Remove from the heat and either pass through a Mouli or sieve to remove all the stems and so on.’
- ‘In the 1950s when Mrs Mona Morriss was bathing her children and pushing the home-grown vegetables through the Mouli, murder was so outrageous that it was on the front page of every newspaper.’
1930s: abbreviation of moulinette, from French moulinet ‘little mill’.
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