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spatula

noun spat·u·la \ˈspa-chə-lə, ˈspach-lə\

: a kitchen tool that has a handle which is bent upward and a wide, thin blade used for lifting and turning foods on a hot surface

: a kitchen tool that has a long handle and short, soft blade and that is used especially for mixing, spreading, etc.

: a kitchen tool similar to a knife that has a flexible blade and that is used for mixing, spreading, etc.

Full Definition of SPATULA

:  a flat thin implement used especially for spreading or mixing soft substances, scooping, or lifting

Origin of SPATULA

Late Latin, spoon, spatula — more at epaulet
First Known Use: 1525

Other Household Terms

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spatula

noun spat·u·la \ˈspach-(ə-)lə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPATULA

:  a flat thin instrument for spreading or mixing soft substances, scooping, lifting, or scraping

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