maidenhead spoon


: a 16th century silver or silver-gilt spoon with handle terminating in a bust of the Virgin Mary

Word History


obsolete English maidenhead ornamental representation of the head of the Virgin Mary (from Middle English maidenhed, from maiden entry 1 + hed head) + English spoon

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“Maidenhead spoon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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