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 *c&omacron;lat&omacron;r, from Latin c&omacron;latus, past participle of c&omacron;lare, to strain; see percolate.
Middle English colyndore and Old Provençal colador (“strainer”).