saltcellar

noun salt·cel·lar \ ˈsȯlt-ˌse-lər \

Definition of saltcellar

: a small container for holding salt at the table

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Origin and Etymology of saltcellar

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


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