Salt-cellar

  • 1 salt cellar — salt .cellar n BrE [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: cellar from Old French salliere, from Latin salarium, from sal salt ] a small container for salt American Equivalent: salt shaker …

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  • 2 salt cellar — UK US noun [countable] [singular salt cellar plural salt cellars] british a small container with a lid that has holes in it, used for pouring salt on food Thesaurus: crockery used for serving and pouring food and drinks …

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  • 3 salt cellar — ► NOUN ▪ a dish or container for storing salt. ORIGIN cellar is from Old French salier salt box …

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  • 4 salt cellar — salt cellars N COUNT A salt cellar is a small container for salt with a hole or holes in the top for shaking salt onto food. [BRIT] (in AM, use salt shaker) …

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  • 5 Salt cellar — A salt cellar is a bowl, usually small, for holding salt. The use of salt cellars continued through the 1940s, but has been in decline since and been gradually replaced with salt shakers. The exterior surfaces of modern cellars are frequently… …

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  • 6 salt cellar — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms salt cellar : singular salt cellar plural salt cellars British a small container with a lid that has holes in it, used for pouring salt on food …

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  • 7 salt cellar — salt holder, vessel for serving salt …

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  • 8 salt cellar — noun a dish or container for storing salt, typically a closed container with perforations in the lid for sprinkling. Origin ME: from salt + obs. saler, from OFr. salier salt box , from L. salarium (see salary); the change in spelling of the… …

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  • 9 salt-cellar — n. 1 a vessel holding salt for table use. 2 colloq. an unusually deep hollow above the collar bone, esp. found in women. Etymology: SALT + obs. saler f. AF f. OF salier salt box f. L (as SALARY), assim. to CELLAR …

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  • 10 salt cellar — noun a) A small open container holding salt for use in the kitchen or on a dining table b) A salt shaker …

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  • 11 salt cellar — noun (C) BrE a small container for salt; salt shaker AmE …

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  • 12 ˈsalt ˌcellar — noun [C] British a small container with a lid that has holes in it, used for pouring salt on food …

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  • 13 Cellini Salt Cellar — The Cellini Salt Cellar (in Vienna called the Saliera Italian for salt cellar) is a part enameled gold table sculpture by Benvenuto Cellini. It was completed in 1543 for Francis I of France, from models that had been prepared many years earlier… …

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  • 14 Salt and pepper shakers — are condiment holders used in Western culture that are designed to allow food eaters to distribute edible salt and ground pepper. [Nelson, W. (2007) [http://thecookskitchen.net/2007/01/04/spepper %E2%80%93 salt and pepper seasoning/ Spepper –… …

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  • 15 salt shaker — salt .shaker n AmE a small container for salt British Equivalent: salt cellar …

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  • 16 salt shaker — salt ,shaker noun count AMERICAN a small container with a lid that has holes, used for pouring salt on food. British salt cellar …

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  • 17 salt shaker — salt shakers N COUNT A salt shaker is the same as a salt cellar. [mainly AM] …

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  • 18 salt — {{11}}salt (n.) O.E. sealt (noun and adjective), from P.Gmc. *saltom (Cf. O.S., O.N., O.Fris., Goth. salt, Du. zout, Ger. Salz), from PIE *sal salt (Cf. Gk. hals salt, sea, L. sal, O.C.S. soli, O.Ir. salann, Welsh halen, O.C …

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  • 19 salt — [sɔ:lt, sɒlt] noun 1》 (also common salt) sodium chloride, a white crystalline substance which gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preserving food.     ↘literary something which adds freshness or piquancy. 2》… …

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  • 20 cellar */ — UK [ˈselə(r)] / US [ˈselər] noun [countable] Word forms cellar : singular cellar plural cellars 1) a room under a building, below the level of the ground, usually used for storing things 2) a collection of wines in a restaurant or someone s home… …

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