tablespoon [tā′bəl spo͞on΄]
a) a large spoon used for serving at table
2. a spoon used as a measuring unit in cookery, equal to about half a fluid ounce or 3 teaspoons: abbrev. tbs or tbsp

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  • Tablespoon — An old fashioned but convenient household measure of capacity. A tablespoon holds about 3 teaspoons, each containing about 5 cc, so a tablespoon = about 15 cc of fluid. * * * A large spoon, used as a measure of the dose of a medicine, equivalent… …   Medical dictionary

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