Definition of spatula in English:

spatula

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Pronunciation: /ˈspatjʊlə
 
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noun

  • 1An implement with a broad, flat, blunt blade, used for mixing and spreading things, especially in cooking and painting.
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    • 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.

Origin

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

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