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teaspoon vs. tablespoon

teaspoon vs. tablespoon: What’s the difference?

A teaspoon (abbreviated as tsp.) and a tablespoon (tbsp. or tbs.) are both units of measurement (volume) typically used in cooking and baking. A tablespoon is bigger: one tablespoon equals three teaspoons (1 tbsp = 3 tsp).

[ tee-spoon ]
  1. a small spoon generally used to stir tea, coffee, etc.
  2. a teaspoonful.
[ tey-buhl-spoon ]
  1. a spoon larger than a teaspoon or a dessert spoon, used in serving food at the table and as a standard measuring unit in recipes.
  2. a tablespoonful.

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