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soup plate

a deep, concave plate used especially for serving soup.
Origin of soup plate
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "It's easily satisfied, at any rate," he said, looking at the paste in the soup plate.

    Jimbo Algernon Blackwood
  • We 14 are going to have soup again and we want a soup plate for father.

    Our Next-Door Neighbors Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Leave your spoon in your soup plate, that the servant may remove them.

  • "If I had known, I should have mentioned it," said the doctor above his soup plate.

    Banked Fires

    E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  • When soup is served in a soup plate, a dessert spoon is used, as will be observed in Fig. 4.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • Let this mixture cool in a soup plate and roll into cork shaped croquettes with finely grated bread crumbs and fry in lard hot.

  • The captain was helped to pudding in a soup plate, that being relatively a rather small dessert plate for him.

    The Young Trawler R.M. Ballantyne
  • He was carrying his bait––horrid, wriggling angleworms––in our soup plate!

    Our Next-Door Neighbors Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Presently the trap-door creaked again, and the governess reappeared; in her hand was a small white jug and a soup plate.

    Jimbo Algernon Blackwood
  • When I get home Ill probably pile my whole dinner in a soup plate an take it out in the back yard.

    "Same old Bill, eh Mable!" Edward Streeter
British Dictionary definitions for soup plate

soup plate

a deep plate with a wide rim, used esp for drinking soup
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