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noun spat·u·la \ˈspa-chə-lə, ˈspach-lə\

Definition of spatula

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

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Origin and Etymology of spatula

Late Latin, spoon, spatula — more at epaulet

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SPATULA Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of spatula for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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noun spat·u·la \ˈspa-chə-lə\

Definition of spatula for Students

  1. 1 :  a tool resembling a knife with a broad flexible blade that is used mostly for spreading or mixing soft substances

  2. 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


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noun spat·u·la \ˈspach-(ə-)lə\

Medical Definition of spatula

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


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