colander

noun
col·​an·​der | \ ˈkä-lən-dər , ˈkə- \

Definition of colander

: a perforated utensil for washing or draining food

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The steel colander had survived the most destructive fire in California history — no way to explain that. Scott Wilson, The Seattle Times, "Nearly a month after the Camp Fire began razing their towns, Californians return to ruin," 5 Dec. 2018 Dip a heatproof measuring cup into the pasta water and remove ½ cup. Drain the pasta into a colander but do not rinse. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Toss spicy Italian puttanesca with shrimp and angel hair in this sublime summer dish," 18 June 2018 Grilled Lamb Burgers With Broccoli Rabe, Garlic, and Pecorino Romano Follow the recipe for Grilled Rosemary-Garlic Lamb Burgers, making the following changes: 1) Place a colander in the sink. Adam Ried, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: Switch it up with lamb burgers instead of beef," 13 July 2018 Behind the bar are short stacks of books on food and wine, and big silver colanders filled with mango and citrus, whose rinds a bartender will occasionally pick at for an Old Fashioned. Noor Brara, Vogue, "Studying the Art of the Manhattan at Danny Meyer’s New Restaurant, Manhatta," 20 July 2018 My personal favorite is a salad slicer bowl and colander combo. Joan Salge Blake, BostonGlobe.com, "Fruit and veggie gadgets that can change your life," 21 May 2018 Line a large colander with several paper towels; add hash brown mixture. Susan Nicholson, ajc, "Seven Day Menu Planner," 24 Apr. 2018 While the broccoli is boiling, place a colander inside a bowl. Charlotte Palermino, Redbook, "This is the Soup You Need for Winter's Final Throwdown," 24 Feb. 2014 Drain in a colander set in the sink, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water. Domenica Marchetti, charlotteobserver, "These are 4 of the easiest weeknight pastas you’ll ever find | Charlotte Observer," 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of colander

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colander

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

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colander

noun

English Language Learners Definition of colander

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

colander

noun
col·​an·​der | \ ˈkä-lən-dər , ˈkə-\

Kids Definition of colander

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

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