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Definition of "dessert-spoonful" []

  • As much as a dessert spoon will hold, usually reckoned at about two and a half fluid drams. (noun)

Gnu Collaboartive International Dictionary of English: licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

Use "dessert-spoonful" in a sentence
  • "When their operation is delayed, a dessert-spoonful of Epsom salts should be given."
  • "Boil a teacupful of tea in three pints of water for ten minutes with a heaped dessert-spoonful of soda."
  • "Take then a heaped dessert-spoonful of pure cocoa and mix dry with one and a half times its bulk of fine sugar."