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teaspoon

[tee-spoon] /ˈtiˌspun/
noun
1.
a small spoon generally used to stir tea, coffee, etc.
2.
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; tea + spoon
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Examples from the web for teaspoon
  • Simply blend a teaspoon of originality into a bucket of the same old thing.
  • The role of the teaspoon is played by a small, sharp metal point placed a few millimetres above the blood sample.
  • Don't use too much-a teaspoon or two per portion should suffice-and think twice before using any.
  • Cream two tablespoons butter, and add one teaspoon white of egg.
  • For vegetables, expect tomatoes, use boiling water and allow one teaspoon of salt to each quart jar.
British Dictionary definitions for teaspoon

teaspoon

/ˈtiːˌspuːn/
noun
1.
a small spoon used for stirring tea, eating certain desserts, etc
2.
Also called teaspoonful (ˈtiːˌspuːnfʊl). 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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Word Origin and History for teaspoon
n.

1680s, from tea + spoon (n.).

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teaspoon in Medicine

teaspoon tea·spoon (tē'spōōn')
n.

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

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