What is the difference between colander and strainer?

colander | strainer | Hypernyms |

Strainer is a hypernym of colander.


As nouns the difference between colander and strainer

is that colander is a bowl-shaped kitchen utensil with holes in it used for draining food such as pasta while strainer is a device through which a liquid is passed for purification, filtering or separation from solid matter; anything (including a screen or a cloth) used to strain a liquid; any device functioning as a sieve or filter - in special, a perforated screen or openwork (usually at the end of a suction pipe of a pump), used to prevent solid bodies from mixing in a liquid stream or flowline.

colander

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A bowl-shaped kitchen utensil with holes in it used for draining food such as pasta.
  • Hypernyms

    * strainer

    strainer

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A device through which a liquid is passed for purification, filtering or separation from solid matter; anything (including a screen or a cloth) used to strain a liquid; any device functioning as a sieve or filter - in special, a perforated screen or openwork (usually at the end of a suction pipe of a pump), used to prevent solid bodies from mixing in a liquid stream or flowline.
  • One who strains.
  • Synonyms

    * (device for straining liquids)

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