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colander

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noun col·an·der \ˈkä-lən-dər, ˈkə-\

Simple Definition of colander

  • : a bowl that has many small holes and that is used for washing or draining food

Full Definition of colander

  1. :  a perforated utensil for washing or draining food

Origin of colander

Middle English colyndore, probably modification of Old Occitan colador, from Medieval Latin colatorium, from Latin colare to sieve, from colum sieve


First Known Use: 14th century


COLANDER Defined for Kids

colander

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noun col·an·der \ˈkä-lən-dər, ˈkə-\

Definition of colander

  1. :  a bowl-shaped utensil with small holes for draining foods





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