colander
noun Etymology: Middle English colyndore, probably modification of Old Occitan colador, from Medieval Latin colatorium, from Latin colare to sieve, from colum sieve Date: 14th century a perforated utensil for washing or draining food

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  • Colander — Col an*der, n. [L. colans, antis, p. pr. of colare to filter, to strain, fr. colum a strainer. Cf. {Cullis}, {Culvert}.] A utensil with a bottom perforated with little holes for straining liquids, mashed vegetable pulp, etc.; a strainer of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • colander — mid 14c., coloundour, probably altered from M.L. colatorium strainer (with parasitic n ) from L. colatus, pp. of colare to strain, from colum sieve, strainer, wicker fishing net, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Fr. couloir, Sp. colador, It.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • colander — meaning ‘a kitchen strainer’, is spelt this way, although cullender will be found in older writing. See also calendar …   Modern English usage

  • colander — ► NOUN ▪ a perforated bowl used to strain off liquid from food. ORIGIN from Latin colare to strain …   English terms dictionary

  • colander — [kul′ən dər, käl′ən dər] n. [prob. altered < ML colator, ult. < L colare, to strain < colum, strainer] a perforated pan, usually bowl shaped, for draining off liquids, as in washing vegetables …   English World dictionary

  • Colander — For other uses, see Colander (disambiguation). A typical household colander …   Wikipedia

  • Colander — LaTasha Colander (* 23. August 1976 in Portsmouth, Virginia) ist eine US amerikanische Leichtathletin. Colander ist eine sehr vielseitige Sprinterin, die seit 1994 Erfolge über die Strecken 100 m, 200 m und 400 m vorzuweisen hat. 1994 wurde sie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • colander — UK [ˈkʌləndə(r)] / US [ˈkʌləndər] noun [countable] Word forms colander : singular colander plural colanders a bowl with small holes in that you put food into to remove any liquid …   English dictionary

  • colander — [14] Colander probably comes ultimately from Latin colum ‘sieve’. From this was derived the verb cōlāre ‘strain’, which produced a Vulgar Latin noun *cōlātor. This is assumed to have passed into Old Provençal as colador, which appears to have… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • colander — [[t]kɒ̱ləndə, kʌ̱l [/t]] colanders N COUNT A colander is a container in the shape of a bowl with holes in it which you wash or drain food in …   English dictionary

  • colander — [14] Colander probably comes ultimately from Latin colum ‘sieve’. From this was derived the verb cōlāre ‘strain’, which produced a Vulgar Latin noun *cōlātor. This is assumed to have passed into Old Provençal as colador, which appears to have… …   Word origins

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