sieve noun definition in In the kitchen topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

sieve

 noun: In the kitchen topic
a tool for separating solids from liquids or larger solids from smaller solids, made of a wire or plastic net attached to a ring. The liquid or small pieces pass through the net but the larger pieces do not. Press the apricot jam through a sieve and stir in one tablespoon of cold water. Wash the rice in a sieve under cold running water.