Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The common small spoon used especially in serving and consuming tea, coffee, and desserts.
  • noun A household cooking measure equal to 1/3 tablespoon (about 5 milliliters).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small spoon used with the tea-cup, or in similar ways: it is larger than the coffee-spoon and smaller than the dessert-spoon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small spoon used in stirring and sipping tea, coffee, etc., and for other purposes.
  • noun same as teaspoonful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a small spoon used to stir the contents of a cup or glass.
  • noun a unit of measure, worth one-third of a tablespoon or roughly five milliliters.

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

  • noun as much as a teaspoon will hold
  • noun a small spoon used for stirring tea or coffee; holds about one fluid dram

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

tea +‎ spoon

Examples

  • Combine 1 teaspoon peppermint leaf, ½-teaspoon thyme leaf, and ½-teaspoon sage leaf.

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  • My college roommate literally lives in a teaspoon, but because that teaspoon is located on the Upper West Side, she has to pay hundreds of dollars a month.

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  • Although five potentially lost teaspoons were recovered after the study was revealed, no one admitted permanently removing a teaspoon from the institute.

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  • A teaspoon is great but next time, I'll skip the oil entirely ... it's just not necessary.

    A Veggie Venture

  • A teaspoon is great but next time, I'll skip the oil entirely ... it's just not necessary.

    A Veggie Venture

  • A teaspoon is great but next time, I'll skip the oil entirely ... it's just not necessary.

    A Veggie Venture

  • A teaspoon is great but next time, I'll skip the oil entirely ... it's just not necessary.

    A Veggie Venture

  • A teaspoon is great but next time, I'll skip the oil entirely ... it's just not necessary.

    A Veggie Venture

  • A teaspoon is great but next time, I'll skip the oil entirely ... it's just not necessary.

    A Veggie Venture

  • A teaspoon is great but next time, I'll skip the oil entirely ... it's just not necessary.

    A Veggie Venture

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