The definition of mash is a fermentable starchy mixture used for distillation, a mixture of grains used to feed livestock, or a soft thick mixture of ingredients.(noun)
Mash is defined as to crush, grind or smash into a soft thick mixture.(verb)
An example of mash is smashing soft boiled potatoes into a soft and thick texture.
See mash in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME masshe- < OE masc-, in mascwyrt, infused malt, akin to Ger meisch, maisch, crushed grapes, infused malt < IE base *meih-, to urinate > L mingere: see micturition
Origin: ME maschen < the n.
See mash in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English mash- (as in mashfat, mash tub)
Origin: , from Old English *māsc, *mǣsc, māx- (in māxwyrt, wort); see meik- in Indo-European roots
Origin: . V., sense 5, perhaps from Romany mash, to entice.
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