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  1. dessert spoonnoun

    a spoon larger than a teaspoon and smaller than a tablespoon


  1. Dessert spoon

    A dessert spoon is a spoon designed specifically for eating dessert and sometimes used for soup or cereals. Similar in size to a soup spoon but with an oval rather than round bowl, it typically has a capacity around twice that of a teaspoon. The use of dessert spoons around the world varies greatly; in some areas, they are very common while in other places the use of the dessert spoon is almost unheard of—with diners using forks or teaspoons for their desserts instead. In most traditional table settings, the dessert spoon is placed above the plate or bowl, separated from the rest of the cutlery, or it may be brought in with the dessert. As a unit of culinary measure, a level dessertspoon equals two teaspoons, or 10 milliliters, whereas a tablespoon is three teaspoons, 15 milliliters or one half ounce. In Australia a tablespoon is two dessertspoons, or 20 milliliters. For dry ingredients, a rounded or heaped teaspoonful is often specified instead. As a unit of Apothecary measure, the dessert-spoon was an unofficial but widely used unit of fluid measure equal to two fluid drams, or ¹⁄4 fluid ounce. In the USA and pre-1824 England, the fluid ounce was ¹⁄128 of a Queen Anne wine gallon thus making the dessert-spoon approximately 7.39 cc. The post-1824 imperial Apothecaries' dessert-spoon was also ¹⁄4 fluid ounce, but the ounce in question was ¹⁄160 of an imperial gallon, which was originally defined as 277.274 cubic inches, but later adjusted to approximately 277.419433 cubic inches, in either case yielding a dessert-spoon of approximately 7.10 cc.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dessert spoon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dessert spoon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7


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