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A spoon intermediate in size between a tablespoon and a teaspoon, used for eating dessert.

des·sert′spoon′ful (-fo͝ol) n.


(Units) the quantity that a dessertspoon will hold
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Noun1.dessertspoonful - as much as a dessert spoon will hold
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
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The captive had broken off the stalagmite, and upon the stump had placed a stone, wherein he had scooped a shallow hollow to catch the precious drop that fell once in every three minutes with the dreary regularity of a clock-tick -- a dessertspoonful once in four and twenty hours.
I began to eat a dessertspoonful of black molasses daily and, every evening after supper, I drank a mug of cider vinegar with hot water instead of my habitual coffee, tea or hot chocolate.
Put the vinegar, water, shallots, herbs and peppercorns in a saucepan and reduce the liquid to about a dessertspoonful.