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spatula Line breaks: spat|ula
Pronunciation: /ˈspatjʊlə/

Definition of spatula in English:


1An implement with a broad, flat, blunt blade, used for mixing and spreading things, especially in cooking and painting.
Example sentences
  • After about 2 minutes of stirring, take the mixture off the heat and, using a spatula, spread it evenly onto a non-stick baking pan with raised edges.
  • Using an offset spatula, spread the batter on a silpat-lined sheet pan to form 12 thin triangles.
  • In the kitchen I took out some eggs and the frying pan with the spatula and started to fry some eggs
1.1US A fish slice.
2British A thin, flat wooden or metal instrument used in medical examinations e.g. for holding down the tongue or taking cell samples.


Early 16th century: from Latin, variant of spathula, diminutive of spatha (see spathe).

Words that rhyme with spatula

scapula • capsular
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