A plastic kitchen spatula for turning and lifting
Spatula for scraping
spatula (plural spatulas or spatulae or spatulæ)
- A kitchen utensil consisting of a flat surface attached to a long handle, used for turning, lifting, or stirring food.
- (Canada, US) A kitchen utensil consisting of a flexible surface attached to a long handle, used for scraping the sides of bowls.
- (dated) A palette knife.
- (chemistry) A thin hand tool, often made of nickel, for handling chemicals or other materials, when weighing, etc.
- A croupier's tool for turning up cards in a casino.
- 1963, Ian Fleming, On Her Majesty's Secret Service
- The croupier delicately faced her other two cards with the tip of his spatula. A four! She had lost!
kitchen utensil for turning and lifting
kitchen utensil for scraping bowls
- German: Teigspatel m, Teigschaber (de) m
Diminutive from spatha (“broad, flat tool”) + -ula.
spatula f (genitive spatulae); first declension
- a broad, flat piece.
- spatula porcina — "leg of pork".
- a little palm frond.
- (Late Latin) a scapula (shoulder blade).
- (Late Latin) a spoon or spatula (kitchenware).