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dessertspoon

[dih-zurt-spoon]
noun
  1. a spoon intermediate in size between a tablespoon and a teaspoon, used in eating certain desserts.
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Origin of dessertspoon

First recorded in 1800–10; dessert + spoon
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Examples from the Web for dessertspoon

Historical Examples of dessertspoon

  • Now fry the other onion in the dessertspoon of butter in another stew-pan.

    The Curry Cook's Assistant

    Daniel Santiagoe

  • When serving, add a quarter pint of milk and a dessertspoon or more of cream, and let it simmer.

  • If you wish to color it, you can put in a dessertspoon of burnt sugar.

    The Cookery Blue Book

    Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California

  • Put rose water and sugar on top of each cake, after they are dropped with a dessertspoon on the pans.

    The Cookery Blue Book

    Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California


British Dictionary definitions for dessertspoon

dessertspoon

noun
  1. a spoon intermediate in size between a tablespoon and a teaspoon
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