a spoon intermediate in size between a tablespoon and a teaspoon, used in eating certain desserts.
Origin of dessertspoon
First recorded in 1800–10; dessert
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for dessertspoon
Historical Examples of dessertspoon
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.
If you wish to color it, you can put in a dessertspoon of burnt sugar.
Put rose water and sugar on top of each cake, after they are dropped with a dessertspoon on the pans.
British Dictionary definitions for dessertspoon
a spoon intermediate in size between a tablespoon and a teaspoon
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