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a spoon larger than a teaspoon or a dessert spoon, used in serving food at the table and as a standard measuring unit in recipes.
a tablespoonful.
a spoon, larger than a dessertspoon, used for serving food, etc
Also called tablespoonful. the amount contained in such a spoon
a unit of capacity used in cooking, medicine, etc, equal to half a fluid ounce or three teaspoons

tablespoon ta·ble·spoon (tā’bəl-spōōn’)

Abbr. T, tbsp. A measure of about 15 milliliters.


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