ETYM Old Eng. spon, as. spôn, a chip; akin to Dutch spaan, German span, Dan. spaan, Swed. span, Icel. spánn, spónn, a chip, a spoon. Related to Span-new.
1. A piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food.
2. As much as a spoon will hold; SYN. spoonful.
3. Formerly a golfing wood with an elevated face.
To scoop up or take up with a spoon