Definition of colander noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

colander

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈkʌləndə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːləndər//
 
In the kitchen
 
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a metal or plastic bowl with a lot of small holes in it, used for draining water from vegetables, etc. after washing or cooking See related entries: In the kitchen Word Origin Middle English: based on Latin colare ‘to strain’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: colander