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teaspoon

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noun tea·spoon \ˈtē-ˌspün, -ˈspün\

Simple Definition of teaspoon

  • : a small spoon that is used especially for eating soft foods and stirring drinks

  • : a spoon that is used by cooks for measuring dry and liquid ingredients and that holds an amount equal to 1/6 fluid ounce or 1/3 tablespoon

  • : the amount that a teaspoon will hold

Full Definition of teaspoon

  1. 1 :  a small spoon that is used especially for eating soft foods and stirring beverages and that holds about one third of a tablespoon

  2. 2 :  a unit of measure especially in cookery equal to 16 fluid ounce or 13 tablespoon (5 milliliters)

Examples of teaspoon

  1. She stirred her coffee with a teaspoon.

  2. He measured the salt with a teaspoon.

  3. She put a teaspoon of sugar in her coffee.



1686

First Known Use of teaspoon

1686



TEASPOON Defined for Kids

teaspoon

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noun tea·spoon \ˈtē-ˌspün\

Definition of teaspoon

  1. 1 :  a small spoon used especially for stirring drinks

  2. 2 :  a unit of measure used in cooking equal to 16 fluid ounce or 13 tablespoon (about 5 milliliters)




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teaspoon

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noun tea·spoon \ˈtē-ˌspün, -ˈspün\

Medical Definition of teaspoon

  1. :  a unit of measure equal to 16 fluid ounce or 13 tablespoon or 5 milliliters




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