Spoonful Spoon"ful (-f[usd]l), n.; pl. {Spoonfuls} (-f[usd]lz). 1. The quantity which a spoon contains, or is able to contain; as, a teaspoonful; a tablespoonful. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, a small quantity. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

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