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



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 OriginMiddle English: based on Latin colare ‘to strain’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: colander