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



BrE BrE//ˈsɔːsə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːsər//
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a small shallow round dish that a cup stands on; an object that is shaped like this cups and saucers see also flying saucer Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a condiment dish): from Old French saussier(e) ‘sauce boat’, probably suggested by late Latin salsarium.
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