love spoon


Definition of love spoon

: a wooden spoon often with double bowl formerly carved by a Welsh suitor as an engagement gift for his promised bride

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First Known Use of love spoon

1891, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for love spoon

translation of Welsh llwy serch

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“Love spoon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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