Origin of tablespoon
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Examples from the Web for tablespoon
Gwen recommends a tablespoon, but that seemed like an awful lot, especially after I read about how gross it can taste (and feel).We Were Gwyneth’s GOOP Guinea Pigs
Erin Cunningham, Olivia Nuzzi
March 30, 2014
A tablespoon of ketchup, for example, contains about a teaspoon of sugar, or about 16 calories of added sugar.How to Watch Out for Hidden Sugar and Replace With Leaner Substitutes
Diana Le Dean
February 23, 2013
The wine will bubble furiously and will almost immediately reduce down to a tablespoon or two as the alcohol and water steam out.The Perfect Burger (Sans Bun)
November 1, 2010
Pour in half a dime bag of seasoned salt, which is about ½ tablespoon.How to Cook 'Ghetto Gourmet'
The Daily Beast
December 8, 2009
Using a tablespoon, drop about 24 small mounds of the cheese onto a nonstick baking sheet.What to Eat: An Adult Halloween Dinner Party
The Daily Beast
October 20, 2009
If gravy is not thick enough, add a tablespoon of brown flour.
One glass of sherry, a tablespoon of molasses, and a tablespoon of sugar.
James concentrated his eyes on his own image in a tablespoon.The Forsyte Saga, Complete
Mix with them a cup of sugar, a tablespoon of flour, and a teaspoonful of butter.Standard Paper-Bag Cookery
Emma Paddock Telford
Melt the butter, add the browned flour and a tablespoon of the stock.A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband
Louise Bennett Weaver
- a spoon, larger than a dessertspoon, used for serving food, etc
- Also called: tablespoonful the amount contained in such a spoon
- a unit of capacity used in cooking, medicine, etc, equal to half a fluid ounce or three teaspoons
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Word Origin and History for tablespoon
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- A measure of about 3 teaspoons or 15 milliliters.
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