teaspoonful

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teaspoon +‎ -ful

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teaspoonful (plural teaspoonfuls or teaspoonsful)

  1. A unit of capacity equal to the amount a teaspoon can hold which is taken approximately as 5ml.
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XVII:
      “When I say mind,” said the blood relation, “I refer to the quarter-teaspoonful of brain which you might possibly find in her head if you sank an artesian well.”

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