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A typical household colander

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English colyndore, coloundour, colonur, variants of Middle English culdor, culdore, culatre, ultimately from Latin cōlātōrium, from Latin cōlum. Cognates include Italian colino and Spanish colador.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkʌləndəɹ/, /ˈkɑləndəɹ/
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NounEdit

colander (plural colanders)

  1. A bowl-shaped kitchen utensil with holes in it used for draining food such as pasta.
    Hypernyms: sieve, sile, strainer

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