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.
- On the salver lay some verses composed and printed in the hero's honor.
- Count Ilya, again thrusting his way through the crowd, went out of the drawing room and reappeared a minute later with another committeeman, carrying a large silver salver which he presented to Prince Bagration.
- Bagration, on seeing the salver, glanced around in dismay, as though seeking help.
- The jalap plant has slender herbaceous twining stems, with alternately placed heart-shaped pointed leaves and salver-shaped deep purplish-pink flowers.
- Kwaksalver), in which form it is common in the 17th century, "salver" meaning "healer," while "quack" (Du.