saltcellar

noun
salt·​cel·​lar | \ ˈsȯlt-ˌse-lər How to pronounce saltcellar (audio) \

Definition of saltcellar

: a small container for holding salt at the table

First Known Use of saltcellar

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saltcellar

Middle English salt saler, from salt + saler saltcellar, from Anglo-French, from Latin salarius of salt — more at salary

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“Saltcellar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saltcellar. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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