[ tee-spoon ]

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

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Origin of teaspoon

First recorded in 1680–90; tea + spoon

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British Dictionary definitions for teaspoon


/ (ˈtiːˌspuːn) /

  1. a small spoon used for stirring tea, eating certain desserts, etc

  2. Also called: teaspoonful (ˈtiːˌspuːnfʊl) the amount contained in such a spoon

  1. a unit of capacity used in cooking, medicine, etc, equal to about one fluid dram

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