noun Date: 1839 1. as much as a dessertspoon will hold 2. chiefly British a unit of measure equal to about 2 1/2 fluid drams

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  • dessertspoonful — [[t]dɪzɜ͟ː(r)tspuːnfʊl[/t]] dessertspoonfuls N COUNT: oft N of n (dessertspoonsful can also be used as the plural form.) You can refer to an amount of food resting on a dessertspoon as a dessertspoonful of food. [BRIT] ...a dessertspoonful of… …   English dictionary

  • dessertspoonful — /di zerrt spoohn fool /, n., pl. dessertspoonfuls. as much as a dessertspoon can hold: 21/2 fluid drams. [1870 75; DESSERTSPOON + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * …   Universalium

  • dessertspoonful — noun A quantity of something about the volume of a dessertspoon, or 2 frac12; fluidrams …   Wiktionary

  • dessertspoonful — des·sert·spoon·ful …   English syllables

  • dessertspoonful — /dəˈzɜtspunˌfʊl/ (say duh zertspoohn.fool) noun as much as a dessertspoon can hold, equal to about two teaspoonfuls …  

  • dessertspoonful —    see dessertspoon …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • dessertspoonful — noun as much as a dessert spoon will hold • Syn: ↑dessertspoon • Hypernyms: ↑containerful …   Useful english dictionary

  • cochleare — A spoon. [L.] c. amplum a tablespoonful. [L.] c. magnum a tablespoonful. [L.] c. medium a dessertspoonful. [L.] c. modicum a dessertspoonful. [L.] c. parvum a teaspoonful. [L.] …   Medical dictionary

  • dessertspoon — des|sert|spoon [dıˈzə:tspu:n US ˈzə:rt ] n BrE 1.) a spoon that is larger than a ↑teaspoon but smaller than a ↑tablespoon 2.) also dessertspoonful [ ful] the amount that a dessertspoon can hold, used as a unit for measuring food or liquid in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dessertspoon — noun Date: 1754 1. a spoon intermediate in size between a teaspoon and a tablespoon for use in eating dessert 2. dessertspoonful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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