salt cellar

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From salt + cellar, from 15th Century English saler, from Old French salière, from Latin salarius (relating to salt), from Latin sal (salt)

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salt cellar (plural salt cellars)

  1. A small open container holding salt for use in the kitchen or on a dining table
  2. A salt shaker, a closed container with perforated lid for sprinkling salt

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