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measuring cup

noun
1.
a graduated cup used especially in cooking for measuring ingredients.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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Examples from the web for measuring cup
  • Second, no more time wasted fishing around your cabinets for a measuring cup.
  • In a liquid measuring cup, stir together the milk and both extracts.
  • Transfer the batter to a pitcher or measuring cup with a spout to make for easy pouring.
  • The measuring cup example asks students to figure out how much liquid will be left over after combining two measuring cups.
  • Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a heatproof measuring cup, then skim off excess fat.
  • Using your fingers and bottom of a flat-bottomed measuring cup, spread and push dough to evenly cover bottom and side of pan.
  • Strain stock through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup.
  • Deglaze pan with white wine or broth and pour that into same measuring cup.
  • If liquids are to be added to a dish at the same time, combine them in one bowl or measuring cup.
  • Choose the unit of measure and fill the measuring cup.

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