- as much as a dessertspoon can hold: 2½ fluid drams.
Origin of dessertspoonful
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Examples from the Web for dessertspoonful
Add a dessertspoonful of sugar, and fill the glass with cold water.Science in the Kitchen.
Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
While hot put in a small lump of butter and a dessertspoonful of salt.
While hot, put in a small lump of butter and a dessertspoonful of salt.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)
Mrs. F.L. Gillette
A dessertspoonful of plain tomato sauce may be added or not.
When the hair is very oily a dessertspoonful of ammonia and a pinch of borax should be added to two quarts of warm water.The Woman Beautiful
Helen Follett Stevans