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colander

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
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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

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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