a tray on which refreshments, letters, visiting cards, etc. are presented
Origin of salveraltered from French salve from Spanish salva, the testing of food by a taster, hence tray on which food was placed, salver from salvar, to taste, save from Classical Latin salvare: see save
A tray for serving food or drinks.
Origin of salverAlteration of French salve from Spanish salva tasting of food to detect poison, salver from salvar to save, taste food to detect poison from Late Latin salvāre to save ; see salvage .
From salve (“to save") +"Ž -er.
- A tray used to display or serve food.