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colander


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Colander  \Col"an*der\,  n.  [L.  colans  -antis,  p.  pr  of  colare 
  to  filter,  to  strain,  fr  colum  a  strainer.  Cf  {Cullis}, 
  {Culvert}.] 
  A  utensil  with  a  bottom  perforated  with  little  holes  for 
  straining  liquids,  mashed  vegetable  pulp,  etc.;  a  strainer  of 
  wickerwork,  perforated  metal,  or  the  like 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  colander 
  n  :  bowl-shaped  strainer;  used  to  wash  or  drain  foods  in  [syn:  {cullender}] 




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