noun col·an·der \ˈkä-lən-dər, ˈkə-\

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

Full Definition of COLANDER

:  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


noun col·an·der \ˈkä-lən-dər, ˈkə-\

Definition of COLANDER for Kids

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


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