A small open container holding salt for use in the kitchen or on a dining table.
A salt shaker, a closed container with perforated lid for sprinkling salt.
Origin of salt-cellar
From salt + cellar, from 15th Century English saler, from Old French salière, from Latinsalarius (“relating to salt”), from Latinsal (“salt”)
Salt-cellar Sentence Examples
The famous salt-cellar (saliera) of Benvenuto Cellini, executed in 1539-43 for Francis I.
Perrier, at first laying greater stress on the nature of the pedicellariae and afterwards on the form of the mouth-skeleton, has gradually perfected a scheme of five orders: (I) Forcipulata, with pedicellariae stalked, and straight or crossed; (2) Spinulosa, with pedicellariae sessile and forcipiform; (3) Velata, with membraniferous spines; (4) Paxillosa, pedicellariae represented by an ossicle of the test and the spines covering it, the whole forming a paxilla; (5) Valvata or Granulosa, with pedicellariae sessile and valvular or salt-cellar shaped.