[ ruhn-suh-buh l ]
/ ˈrʌn sə bəl /
a forklike utensil with two broad prongs and one sharp, curved prong, as used for serving hors d'oeuvres.
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Origin of runcible spoon
runcible, term coined in 1871 by Edward Lear
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British Dictionary definitions for runcible spoon
/ (ˈrʌnsɪbəl) /
a forklike utensil with two broad prongs and one sharp curved prong
Word Origin for runcible spoon
runcible coined by Edward Lear in a nonsense poem (1871)
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