Grapefruit spoon

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Note the serrated tip of the spoon.
Kitchen utensil with special tip for grapefruits
Kitchen utensil with special tip for kiwifruits or melons

A grapefruit spoon is a utensil usually similar in design to a teaspoon that tapers to a sharp edge or teeth, the intent of the front serration being to separate the flesh of a grapefruit from its rind.[1][2] Also called an orange spoon, citrus spoon, and fruit spoon[3], it is used for other citrus fruits, as well as kiwifruit and melons.

A variation of the design has a blunt front edge with serrated sides, enabling the user to dig the spoon into the fruit before using the serrated side edges as a knife to separate the flesh from the rind.

These spoons are not generally found in most cutlery sets but may be purchased separately.

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  1. ^ Anderson, Hannah Arndt (2013). Breakfast: A History. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 106. 
  2. ^ Stewart, Marjabelle Young (1997). The New Etiquette: Real Manners for Real People in Real Situations. St. Martins. p. 388. 
  3. ^ Spoons