saltcellar

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noun salt·cel·lar \ˈsȯlt-ˌse-lər\

Definition of saltcellar

  1. :  a small container for holding salt at the table

Origin and Etymology of saltcellar

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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