spatula

noun
spat·​u·​la | \ ˈspa-chə-lə How to pronounce spatula (audio) , ˈspach-lə\

Definition of spatula

: a flat thin implement used especially for spreading or mixing soft substances, scooping, or lifting

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Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture and fold in dry ingredients with a rubber spatula until just combined. Marie Claire, "You Can Put CBD in That: Chocolatey Peanut Butter Brownies," 19 Apr. 2019 Using a wide metal spatula, slide the pizza onto a pizza pan lined with a round pizza screen, or a serving platter. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Hot and Hearty Pie Recipes to Kick Off Autumn in Your Kitchen," 21 Sep. 2018 Transfer the batter to the baking dish, then press it in and level it with the back of a spatula or wooden spoon. Ashley Rodriguez, Woman's Day, "Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars," 10 Apr. 2019 Add the oil to the skillet; once the oil shimmers, place the balls of meat in the pan and immediately mash them down with a heatproof spatula. Jim Shahin, charlotteobserver, "The best way to grill a burger keeps it off the grate," 6 July 2018 Combine the ingredients in a medium bowl, and mix with a rubber spatula or spoon until the marshmallows are thoroughly coated. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Kathy Casey, one of Seattle’s first celebrity chefs, lands in a sweet ‘food t’go-go’ niche at Sea-Tac Airport," 26 Mar. 2019 Fry bread, tossing occasionally with a spatula or slotted spoon, until golden brown, 3–5 minutes. Lauren Schaefer, Bon Appetit, "Endive Cups with Blue Cheese, Celery, and Croutons," 21 Apr. 2018 This Cuisinart includes a slicer disc, shredding disc, new chopping blade, detachable stem, spatula, and recipe book. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 7 Best Food Processors to Buy, According to Kitchen Appliance Experts," 1 Feb. 2019 With a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl often. Lisa Yockelson, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Every baker needs a simple blueberry cake for the summer table," 18 June 2018

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First Known Use of spatula

1525, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spatula

Late Latin, spoon, spatula — more at epaulet

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spatula

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spatula

: a kitchen tool that has a handle which is bent upward and a wide, thin blade used for lifting and turning foods on a hot surface
: a kitchen tool that has a long handle and short, soft blade and that is used especially for mixing, spreading, etc.
: a kitchen tool similar to a knife that has a flexible blade and that is used for mixing, spreading, etc.

spatula

noun
spat·​u·​la | \ ˈspa-chə-lə How to pronounce spatula (audio) \

Kids Definition of spatula

1 : a tool resembling a knife with a broad flexible blade that is used mostly for spreading or mixing soft substances
2 : a kitchen utensil with a long handle and a wide blade used for scraping batter from a bowl or for lifting and flipping food

spatula

noun
spat·​u·​la | \ ˈspach-(ə-)lə How to pronounce spatula (audio) \

Medical Definition of spatula

: a flat thin instrument for spreading or mixing soft substances, scooping, lifting, or scraping

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