Vegetables draining in a colander.
The bowl used to drain spaghetti is an example of a colander.
Origin of colanderprobably altered from Medieval Latin colator, ultimately from Classical Latin colare, to strain from colum, strainer
Origin of colanderMiddle English colyndore probably from a Romance source akin to Old Provençal colador strainer from Vulgar Latin cōlātōr from Latin cōlātus past participle of cōlāre to strain ; see percolate .
Middle English colyndore and Old Provençal colador (“strainer”).