teaspoon

[ tee-spoon ]
/ ˈtiˌspun /
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noun

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

Origin of teaspoon

First recorded in 1680–90; tea + spoon
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British Dictionary definitions for teaspoon

teaspoon

/ (ˈtiːˌspuːn) /

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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Medicine definitions for teaspoon

teaspoon

[ tēspōōn′ ]

n.

A measure of about 1 fluid dram or 5 milliliters.

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