[ suhk-it ]
/ ˈsʌk ɪt /
a utensil for sweetmeats of the 16th, 17th, and early 18th centuries, having fork tines at one end and a spoon bowl at the other end of a common stem.
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Origin of sucket fork
sucket, alteration of succade candied fruit < Anglo-French sukade, dialectal Old French (northeast) succade
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