from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A three-pronged fork, such as a pickle fork, curved like a spoon and having a cutting edge.
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- n. A fork-like spoon that has a cutting edge.
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- n. a fork-like spoon with a cutting edge; coined by Edward Lear
Coined by Edward Lear, perhaps alteration of rounceval, big woman, large pea, wart, monster, huge, from Roncevaux (Roncesvalles), site where giant bones were found.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1871, coined by Edward Lear with no definition, but was applied to the following by 1926. (Wiktionary)