Definition of Colander

1. Noun. Bowl-shaped strainer; used to wash or drain foods.

Exact synonyms: Cullender
Generic synonyms: Strainer



Definition of Colander

1. n. 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.

Definition of Colander

1. Noun. A bowl-shaped kitchen utensil with holes in it used for draining food such as pasta. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Colander

1. a kitchen utensil for draining off liquids [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colander

cokeses
cokewold
cokier
cokiest
coking
coky
col
col-
col e1
col legno
cola
cola extract
cola nut
coladeira
coladeiras
colander (current term)
colanders
colas
colascione
colation
colatitude
colatitudes
colbertine
colby
colbys
colcannon
colcannons
colcemid
colchica
colchicine

Literary usage of Colander

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1. A Classical Technology by John Miller Burnam (1920)
"Mix them with a colander and knead, strain them out and after all are warmed mix with them cherry gum two ounces, saffron, frankincense (690 B) myrrh, ..."

2. Books and My Food: With Literary Quotations and Original Recipes for Every by Elisabeth Luther Cary, Annie Maria Jones (1904)
"Drain in a colander, chop fine. Return to the fire and season. To half a peck add a large tablespoonful of butter, half a teaspoonful of salt, ..."

3. Ye Gentlewoman's Housewifery: Containing a Scarce, Curious, Valuable by Margaret Huntington Hooker (1896)
"Pumpkin Take out the Seeds and pare P*e- the Pumpkin ; Stew and Strain it through a colander. ... colander."

4. The New Bedford Practical Receipt Book by P. H. Mendall (1870)
"berries and drain them in a sieve or colander, put them in with some sugar, a small piece of butter,, and shake a little flour over, roll your crust out ..."

5. Books and My Food: Original Recipes with Literary Quotations for Every Day by Elisabeth Luther Cary, Annie Maria Jones (1906)
"When they are cooked drain them thoroughly in a colander, and add a large lump of butter and a little salt and pepper, but do not chop as in the case of ..."

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