Definition of runcible spoon in English:

runcible spoon


  • A fork curved like a spoon, with three broad prongs, one of which has a sharpened outer edge for cutting.

    • ‘After reading last week's article on the origin of the spoon/fork combo, known as the spork, Nell of Sarasota e-mailed asking whether I was familiar with the runcible spoon used by Owl and Pussycat to eat quince in Edward Lear's famous poem.’


runcible spoon

/ˌrənsəbəl ˈspo͞on/ /ˌrənsəbəl ˈspun/


Late 19th century used by Edward Lear, perhaps suggested by late 16th-century rouncival, denoting a large variety of pea.