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salt spoon

  1. a small spoon with which to take salt at the table.
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Origin of salt spoon

First recorded in 1810–20
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Historical Examples of salt spoon

  • Sift two pounds of flour into a pan, and add a salt-spoon of salt.

    Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches

    Eliza Leslie

  • Mr. Tredgold played with a salt-spoon and frowned thoughtfully.

  • If you have no ham, sprinkle in a table-spoonful of salt, and a salt-spoon of cayenne.

  • Season with a salt-spoon of salt, and half a salt-spoon of cayenne.

  • If they are old, a salt-spoon of soda in the water will make them tender.

    The Young Housekeeper's Friend

    Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius