a small spoon generally used to stir tea, coffee, etc.

1680–90; tea + spoon

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teaspoon (ˈtiːˌspuːn)
1.  a small spoon used for stirring tea, eating certain desserts, etc
2.  Also called: teaspoonful the amount contained in such a spoon
3.  a unit of capacity used in cooking, medicine, etc, equal to about one fluid dram

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teaspoon tea·spoon (tē'spōōn')

Abbr. tsp., tsp A measure of about 1 fluid dram or 5 milliliters.

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