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soup plate

  1. a deep, concave plate used especially for serving soup.
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Origin of soup plate

First recorded in 1820–30
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Historical Examples of soup plate

  • Every one retired to the soup-plate he had scooped in the earth.

    The Story of the Malakand Field Force

    Sir Winston S. Churchill

  • Prepare a plain dressing in a soup-plate, pour it over the salad and serve.

    Fifty Salads

    Thomas Jefferson Murrey

  • When I tell you of the soup-plate, the hand-mirror, and now this vase?

    A Sheaf of Corn

    Mary E. Mann

  • Not a particle of this should ever be found in a soup-plate.

  • There isn't half an hour's wash in that soup-plate, anyway.'

    The Diva's Ruby

    F. Marion Crawford

British Dictionary definitions for soup plate

soup plate

  1. a deep plate with a wide rim, used esp for drinking soup
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