Colander meaning

kŏlən-dər, kŭl-
The definition of a colander is a large bowl with holes for draining liquid.

The bowl used to drain spaghetti is an example of a colander.

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A bowl-shaped kitchen utensil with perforations for draining off liquids and rinsing food.
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A perforated pan, usually bowl-shaped, for draining off liquids, as in washing vegetables.
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A bowl-shaped kitchen utensil with holes in it used for draining food such as pasta.
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Origin of colander

  • Middle 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 percolate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English colyndore and Old Provençal colador (“strainer”).

    From Wiktionary