a container, as a dish or saltshaker, for dispensing salt at the table
Origin of saltcellaraltered (infl. by cellar) from Middle English salt saler from salt, salt + Middle French salière, saltcellar from Classical Latin sal, salt
A small dish for holding and dispensing salt.
Origin of saltcellarAlteration of Middle English salt-saler salt salt ; see salt . saler saltcellar ( from Old French saliere ) ( from Medieval Latin salāria ) ( from Latin) ( feminine of salārius of salt ) ( from sāl salt ; see sal- in Indo-European roots.)
- Alternative form of salt cellar.