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dessertspoon

[ dih-zurt-spoon ]
/ dɪˈzɜrtˌspun /
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noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for dessertspoon

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

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

British Dictionary definitions for dessertspoon

dessertspoon
/ (dɪˈzɜːtˌspuːn) /

noun

a spoon intermediate in size between a tablespoon and a teaspoon
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