dessertspoonful

noun
des·​sert·​spoon·​ful | \ di-ˈzərt-ˌspün-ˌfu̇l How to pronounce dessertspoonful (audio) \

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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“Dessertspoonful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dessertspoonful. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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