A small hand tool or material-handling implement specialized for specific types of processing such as is used in the kitchen or a laboratory.
Other Word Forms of Utensil
Origin of Utensil
Middle English from Old French utensile from Latin ūtēnsilia utensils from neuter pl. of ūtēnsilis fit for use from ūtī to use
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Ultimately from Latin utensilis (“usable").
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