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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A bowl with holes in the bottom for draining off liquids.

Usage examples (40)
  • They will drain the pasta in the metal colander.
  • Place the plumped lentils in colander and fold the cloth over them.
  • I prefer a colander, which is also good for straining spagetti though one should remove it from your head first.
  • He then shakes off the excess water and places the lettuce in a colander, which is sitting in a bowl to stop water going everywhere. for more
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  • A "calendar" is a chart showing the days, weeks, and months of the year, to "calender" is to press through a machine with rollers to make cloth or paper), while a "colander" is a perforated bowl used to drain food.
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