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spatula (n.)

1520s (from early 15c. as a type of medical instrument), from Latin spatula "broad piece, spatula," diminutive of spatha "broad, flat tool or weapon," from Greek spathe "broad flat blade (used by weavers)" (see spade (n.1)). Erroneous form spattular is attested from c. 1600.

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Definitions of spatula from WordNet

spatula (n.)
a turner with a narrow flexible blade;
spatula (n.)
a hand tool with a thin flexible blade used to mix or spread soft substances;
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