Origin of colanderprobably altered from Medieval Latin colator, ultimately from Classical Latin colare, to strain from colum, strainer
Vegetables draining in a colander.
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.
A bowl-shaped kitchen utensil with perforations for draining off liquids and rinsing food.
Origin of colanderMiddle 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 ; see percolate .
Middle English colyndore and Old Provençal colador (“strainer”).
- Thaw shrimp by placing it in a colander that has been lined with a paper towel, then place the colander in a large bowl to catch the drippings.
- Let it stand a few minutes and strain through a colander in which a fine napkin or other thin cloth, wrung out of cold water, has been laid.
- Carefully pour the curds into a large colander lined with cheesecloth.
- Line a colander with a paper towel and place chopped tomatoes in and leave until most of the liquid is drained.
- Allow jewelry to rest for a few minutes before emptying it into a strainer or colander.