To injure, as by a blow or collision, without laceration; to contuse; as, to bruise one's finger with a hammer; to bruise the bark of a tree with a stone; to bruise an apple by letting it fall.
An injury to the flesh of animals, or to plants, fruit, etc., with a blunt or heavy instrument, or by collision with some other body; a contusion; as, a bruise on the head; bruises on fruit.
a discoloration of skin from blood, sometimes caused by electrolysis, plucking, or waxing
To break; as in a mortar; to bray, as minerals, roots, etc.; to crush.
Release the flavor of foods, especially herbs and spices, by crushing them.
to crush an aromatic ingredients slightly to release its flavor and aroma.
break up into small pieces for food preparation; "bruise the berries with a wooden spoon and strain them"
Crumbled area on the surface of a fashioned diamond, caused by a blow, usually white (aka 'Percussion Mark')
An inclusion consisting of surface crumbling, often accompanied by tiny, root like feathers .
An inclusions consisting of surface crumbling, often accompanied by tiny, rootlike feathers .