dessertspoonful

noun
des·​sert·​spoon·​ful | \di-ˈzərt-ˌspün-ˌfu̇l \

Definition of dessertspoonful 

1 : as much as a dessertspoon will hold

2 chiefly British : a unit of measure equal to about 2¹/₂ fluid drams

First Known Use of dessertspoonful

1839, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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