The definition of a colander is a large bowl with holes for draining liquid.(noun)
The bowl used to drain spaghetti is an example of a colander.
See colander in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. altered < ML colator, ult. < L colare, to strain < colum, strainer
See colander in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English colyndore
Origin: ; probably from a Romance source akin to Old Provençal colador, strainer
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin cōlātōr
Origin: , from Latin cōlātus
Origin: , past participle of cōlāre, to strain; see percolate.
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