Definition of dessertspoonful in US English:

dessertspoonful

nounPlural dessertspoonfuls

  • See dessertspoon

    • ‘Scatter half a chopped onion, half a garlic clove, and 2 dessertspoonfuls of salt over meat.’
    • ‘One or two dessertspoonfuls of linseeds each day usually have the desired effect.’
    • ‘Add a dash of brown sugar (about a dessertspoonful) to the meat and a couple of teaspoonfuls of pesto to the vegetables.’
    • ‘I know a married couple that has been taking 2-3 dessertspoonfuls of cod-liver oil a day (the orange flavour) for several years.’
    • ‘Drop a scant dessertspoonful of the mixture on to lightly oiled oven trays, leaving room for spreading.’

Pronunciation

dessertspoonful

/dəˈzərtˌspo͞onˌfo͝ol//dəˈzərtˌspunˌfʊl/