dessertspoon
noun Date: 1754 1. a spoon intermediate in size between a teaspoon and a tablespoon for use in eating dessert 2. dessertspoonful

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  • dessertspoon — ► NOUN ▪ a spoon used for dessert, smaller than a tablespoon and larger than a teaspoon …   English terms dictionary

  • dessertspoon — [di zʉrt′spo͞on΄] n. a spoon between a teaspoon and tablespoon in size, used in eating dessert …   English World dictionary

  • dessertspoon — UK [dɪˈzɜː(r)tˌspuːn] / US [dɪˈzɜrtˌspun] noun [countable] Word forms dessertspoon : singular dessertspoon plural dessertspoons a) a fairly large spoon used for eating desserts or for adding measured amounts of a liquid or powder. A smaller spoon …   English dictionary

  • dessertspoon — [[t]dɪzɜ͟ː(r)tspuːn[/t]] dessertspoons also dessert spoon 1) N COUNT A dessertspoon is a spoon which is midway between the size of a teaspoon and a tablespoon. You use it to eat desserts. 2) N COUNT: oft N of n You can refer to an amount of food… …   English dictionary

  • dessertspoon — des|sert|spoon [dıˈzə:tspu:n US ˈzə:rt ] n BrE 1.) a spoon that is larger than a ↑teaspoon but smaller than a ↑tablespoon 2.) also dessertspoonful [ ful] the amount that a dessertspoon can hold, used as a unit for measuring food or liquid in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dessertspoon — des|sert|spoon [ dı zɜrt,spun ] noun count a fairly large spoon used for eating desserts or for adding measured amounts of a liquid or powder . A smaller spoon is called a teaspoon and a larger spoon is called a tablespoon. a. dessertspoon or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dessertspoon —    or dessertspoonful (dsp or dssp)    a unit of volume sometimes used in food recipes. The dessertspoon is equal to 2 teaspoons; this is roughly equivalent to 10 milliliters in the U.S. In the metric world, a measuring spoon holding exactly 10… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • dessertspoon — noun (C) 1 especially BrE a spoon that is between the sizes of a teaspoon and a tablespoon 2 also dessertspoonful / fUl/ the amount held by a dessertspoon …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dessertspoon — /di zerrt spoohn /, n. a spoon intermediate in size between a tablespoon and a teaspoon, used in eating certain desserts. [1800 10; DESSERT + SPOON] * * * …   Universalium

  • dessertspoon — noun a) An item of cutlery; a spoon, larger than a teaspoon and smaller than a tablespoon, used for eating dessert. b) A unit of measure, being equivalent to two teaspoons or two thirds of a tablespoon, or approximately 10 millilitres; a… …   Wiktionary

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