Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The amount that a teaspoon can hold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A unit of capacity equal to the amount a teaspoon can hold which is taken approximately as 5ml.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. As much as teaspoon will hold; enough to fill a teaspoon. In cooking, it is usually estimated as 4.9 milliliters, which is 1/6 of a fluid ounce, or 1/3 of a tablespoonful. In cooking recipes it may be abbreviated as t.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. As much as a teaspoon holds; as a definite quantity, a fluidrachm. When solids are measured by the teaspoonful, the spoon is generally heaped.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. as much as a teaspoon will hold

Etymologies

teaspoon +‎ -ful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Trying to swallow them by the teaspoonful is another -- and, let me say from the get-go, not an advisable -- thing altogether.

    Swallowing cinnamon by the spoonful

  • _ -- Soak a teaspoonful of gelatine in a dessert spoonful of water.

    The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII. No. 358, November 6, 1886.

  • Soak a teaspoonful of gelatine one or two hours in three table - spoonfuls of water.

    Miss Parloa's New Cook Book

  • Exactly the same amount of water, to the ounce, or even the teaspoonful, that is poured into the boiler of an engine, is given off through its funnel and escape-pipes in the form of steam; and precisely the same amount of water which we pour into our stomachs will reappear on the surface of the body again in the form of the vapor from the lungs, the perspiration from the skin, and the water from the kidneys.

    A Handbook of Health

  • The way to test was to get a bowl of cold water and drop half a teaspoonful of mixture into it, leaving it to cool for a minute.

    Sweet Stories « Tales from the Reading Room

  • And he added: "I would also love it if this valued alchemist could teach me the secret of producing a pared-down version of political economy; this is a remedy that our sick society is very much in need of, but it refuses to take even the smallest teaspoonful, so repulsive does it find the stuff."

    For Love of Laissez-Faire

  • Meanwhile questions of taste (Cypriot brandy?) andsensitivities arising fromdisproportionate representation, such as for example only a teaspoonful of allspice sought from the Indian Empire, were thankfully offset by sectarian considerations and the tropical climate: Christmas puddings were at this date not high on the agenda of Gandhi, Nehru, or Congress.

    The Empire Christmas Pudding

  • Also 1 English cooking apple, 4 to 6 eggs (Home laid), 1 teaspoonful pudding spice (Indian), 1 wineglass Jamaica rum, sufficient milk to mix, grated rind and juice of one lemon.

    The Empire Christmas Pudding

  • I suppose there is a teaspoonful of truth in this analysis.

    Why Europeans Can't Throw a Tea Party

  • If you do not have a thermometer, cook the liquid until it is syrupy but not immobile when you drop half a teaspoonful onto a cool saucer.

    Beyond Blini

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