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Spatling poppy
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spatterdash
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Spattling-poppy
Spatula clypeata
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Spatula definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SPAT'ULA, SPAT'TLE, n. [L. spathula, spatha, a slice. from the root of L. pateo; so named from its breadth, or from its use in spreading things. A slice; an apothecaries' instrument, for spreading plasters, etc.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a turner with a narrow flexible blade
2: a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Late Latin, spoon, spatula more at epaulet Date: 1525 a flat thin implement used especially for spreading or mixing soft substances, scooping, or lifting

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a broad-bladed knife-like implement used for spreading, stirring, mixing (paints), etc. 2 a doctor's instrument for pressing the tongue down or to one side. Etymology: L, var. of spathula, dimin. of spatha SPATHE

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spatula Spat"u*la (?; 135), n. [L. spatula, spathula, dim. of spatha a spatula: F. spatule. See Spade for digging.] An implement shaped like a knife, flat, thin, and somewhat flexible, used for spreading paints, fine plasters, drugs in compounding prescriptions, etc. Cf. Palette knife, under Palette.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(spatulas) A spatula is an object like a knife with a wide, flat blade. Spatulas are used in cooking. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing over the top with a spatula. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

air brush, art paper, brush, camera lucida, camera obscura, canvas, chalk, charcoal, chisel, crayon, drawing paper, drawing pencil, drier, easel, fixative, ground, lay figure, mallet, maulstick, medium, modeling clay, paint, paintbrush, palette, palette knife, pastel, pencil, pigments, point, scratchboard, siccative, sketchbook, sketchpad, solder, soldering iron, spray gun, stump, varnish




 


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