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spatula

[ spach-uh-luh ]
/ ˈspætʃ ə lə /
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noun

an implement with a broad, flat, usually flexible blade, used for blending foods or removing them from cooking utensils, mixing drugs, spreading plasters and paints, etc.

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Origin of spatula

1515–25; <Latin: a flat piece, batten, equivalent to spath(a) spathe + -ula-ule

OTHER WORDS FROM spatula

spat·u·lar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spatula

spatula
/ (ˈspætjʊlə) /

noun

a utensil with a broad flat, often flexible blade, used for lifting, spreading, or stirring foods, etc

Derived forms of spatula

spatular, adjective

Word Origin for spatula

C16: from Latin: a broad piece, from spatha a flat wooden implement; see spathe
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