Definition of colander in English:

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colander

Pronunciation: /ˈkʌləndə/
/ˈkɒləndə/

noun

A perforated bowl used to strain off liquid from food after washing or cooking.
Example sentences
  • When the beans are ready, remove the herbs, and drain the beans into the colander, reserving their cooking liquid in the bowl beneath.
  • Drain through a colander then return the cooking liquor to a clean saucepan and reduce for a further 15 minutes.
  • Strain through a colander and transfer to a food processor fitted with the metal blade.

Origin

Middle English: based on Latin colare 'to strain'.

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