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spoonful

[spoon-foo l] /ˈspun fʊl/
noun, plural spoonfuls.
1.
as much as a spoon can hold.
2.
a small quantity.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English sponeful. See spoon, -ful
Related forms
half-spoonful, adjective, noun
Usage note
See -ful.
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British Dictionary definitions for halfspoonful

spoonful

/ˈspuːnˌfʊl/
noun (pl) -fuls
1.
the amount that a spoon is able to hold
2.
a small quantity
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Word Origin and History for halfspoonful

spoonful

n.

late 13c., from spoon (n.) + -ful.

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