teaspoon

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tea·spoon

noun \ˈtē-ˌspün, -ˈspün\

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

First Known Use of TEASPOON

1686

tea·spoon

noun \ˈtē-ˌspün, -ˈspün\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TEASPOON

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

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