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spatula

[spach-uh-luh] /ˈspætʃ ə lə/
noun
1.
an implement with a broad, flat, usually flexible blade, used for blending foods or removing them from cooking utensils, mixing drugs, spreading plasters and paints, etc.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; < Latin: a flat piece, batten, equivalent to spath(a) spathe + -ula -ule
Related forms
spatular, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spatular

spatula

/ˈspætjʊlə/
noun
1.
a utensil with a broad flat, often flexible blade, used for lifting, spreading, or stirring foods, etc
Derived Forms
spatular, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: a broad piece, from spatha a flat wooden implement; see spathe
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Word Origin and History for spatular

spatula

n.

1520s, from Latin spatula "broad piece, spatula," diminutive of spatha "broad, flat tool or weapon," from Greek spathe "broad blade" (see spade (n.1)). Erroneous form spattular is attested from c.1600.

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