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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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 Strain the sauce into a bowl through a fine-mesh sieve, pushing the solids through with a rubber spatula. House Beautiful, "Canal House Sauce: Cranberry-Port Gelée," 30 Sep. 2012 Sift mixture once more, directly into batter, and use a large rubber spatula to fold in by hand until just combined. 4. Gabriella Gershenson, WSJ, "The Greatest New Year’s Menus on the Planet (at Least We Think So)," 26 Dec. 2018 Bake for 25 to 30 minutes directly on top of stone or inverted pan until bottom crust is crisp and golden brown when checked with a metal spatula. Noor Brara, Vogue, "Samin Nosrat Wants Viewers to Cook What They See on Her New Netflix Show, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat," 19 Oct. 2018 If the tofu sticks (and this is likely), use a thin metal spatula to carefully loosen each one before flipping. Melissa Clark, The Seattle Times, "How to make sheet-pan suppers without the meat," 1 Oct. 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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