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A teaspoon is a small spoon commonly used to stir the contents of a cup of tea or coffee. Teaspoons with longer handles are commonly used for ice cream. Other spoon sizes include the tablespoon and the dessert spoon. Much less common is the coffee spoon, which is a smaller version of the teaspoon. A common silver spoon // A spoon of modern age is also called a james rhoades The English word spoon derives from Old English spōn, meaning chip or splinter of wood or horn carved from a larger piece, shaving, from a Proto-Germanic root spūnuz (cf. ... Tea leaves in a Chinese gaiwan. ... A cup of coffee Workers sorting and pulping coffee beans in Guatemala Mature coffee fruit still on the plant Coffee is a widely consumed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds — commonly referred to as beans — of the coffee plant. ... Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ... This tablespoon has a capacity of about 1 tbsp. ... A dessert spoon is a spoon on the scale of a soup spoon, but with a pointed rather than rounded bowl. ...


Measure of volume

In some countries, the teaspoon is also used as a unit of volume, especially in cooking recipes and pharmaceutic prescriptions. It is abbreviated in English as t. or tsp. (German and Dutch: TL, from Teelöffel or Theelepel). It is often taken to mean 5 mL; in some countries this value is even defined in law, for example in the USA in 21CFR101.9(b)(5)(viii). The same definition is used in some other English-speaking countries (e.g., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom). Older definitions included 1/6 U.S. fl. oz (4.93 mL) in the USA and 1/8 Imperial fl. oz (3.55 mL) in Britain. // United States measures Note that the measurements in this section are in U.S. customary units. ... Cooking is the act of preparing food for ingestion. ... An example recipe, printed from the Wikibooks Cookbook. ... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmakos (φάρμακον) meaning drug, and logos (λόγος) meaning science) is the study of how substances interact with living organisms to produce a change in function. ... A medical prescription ) is an order (often in written form) by a qualified health care professional to a pharmacist or other therapist for a treatment to be provided to their patient. ... A fluid ounce is a unit of volume in both the Imperial system of units and the U.S. customary units system. ... The millilitre is the equivalent of a cubic centimetre. ...


A related unit is

1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons (4 in Australia)

Common teaspoons for stirring drinks are not always designed to contain any standard volume. In practice, they may hold between 2.5 mL and 6 mL of liquid. Special measuring spoons are available that hold exactly 5 mL. This tablespoon has a capacity of about 1 tbsp. ...


If a recipe calls for a teaspoon of a powder ingredient (salt, flour, etc.), this normally refers to an approximately levelled filling of the spoon, just like with liquids. For example, a teaspoon of salt for cooking purposes, is 5 mL or about 4.75 grams. BIC pen cap, about 1 gram. ...


Some recipes also call for heaping (or heaped in British English) spoon measures. Such a heaping/heaped teaspoon, refers to an inexact volume of the required ingredient, obtained by scooping it up with a teaspoon and not levelling it off. The amount obtained by heaping a spoon can easily vary by more than a factor of two.


See also

// United States measures Note that the measurements in this section are in U.S. customary units. ... Iced tea spoon An iced tea spoon is a long, thin spoon, used primarily in the Southern United States, for stirring sugar or other sweeteners into iced tea, which is traditionally served in a tumbler or iced tea glass. ... This tablespoon has a capacity of about 1 tbsp. ...

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Teaspoon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (188 words)
Teaspoons with longer handles are commonly used for ice cream.
The teaspoon is also used as a unit of volume, especially in cooking recipes and pharmaceutic prescriptions.
Note that a teaspoon used for stirring hot drinks was not necessarily designed to contain the standard volume.
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