teaspoon

[tee-spoon]
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noun

a small spoon generally used to stir tea, coffee, etc.

Nearby words

  1. teasel family,
  2. teasel gourd,
  3. teaser,
  4. teashop,
  5. teasing,
  6. teaspoonful,
  7. teat,
  8. teataster,
  9. teatime,
  10. teazel

Origin of teaspoon

First recorded in 1680–90; tea + spoon

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British Dictionary definitions for teaspoon

teaspoon

noun

a small spoon used for stirring tea, eating certain desserts, etc
Also called: teaspoonful (ˈtiːˌspuːnfʊl) the amount contained in such a spoon
a unit of capacity used in cooking, medicine, etc, equal to about one fluid dram
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Word Origin and History for teaspoon

teaspoon

n.

1680s, from tea + spoon (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for teaspoon

teaspoon

[tēspōōn′]

n.

A measure of about 1 fluid dram or 5 milliliters.

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