saltcellar

noun

salt·​cel·​lar ˈsȯlt-ˌse-lər How to pronounce saltcellar (audio)
: a small container for holding salt at the table

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of saltcellar was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Saltcellar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saltcellar. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

saltcellar

noun
salt·​cel·​lar ˈsȯlt-ˌsel-ər How to pronounce saltcellar (audio)
: a small container for holding salt at table

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