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dessertspoonful

[dih-zurt-spoon-foo l]
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noun, plural des·sert·spoon·fuls.
  1. as much as a dessertspoon can hold: 2½ fluid drams.

Origin of dessertspoonful

First recorded in 1870–75; dessertspoon + -ful

Usage note

See -ful.
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Examples from the Web for dessertspoonful

Historical Examples

  • Add a dessertspoonful of sugar, and fill the glass with cold water.

    Science in the Kitchen.

    Mrs. E. E. Kellogg

  • While hot put in a small lump of butter and a dessertspoonful of salt.

  • While hot, put in a small lump of butter and a dessertspoonful of salt.

  • A dessertspoonful of plain tomato sauce may be added or not.

  • When the hair is very oily a dessertspoonful of ammonia and a pinch of borax should be added to two quarts of warm water.

    The Woman Beautiful

    Helen Follett Stevans