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saucer

[saw-ser] /ˈsɔ sər/
noun
1.
a small, round, shallow dish to hold a cup.
2.
something resembling a saucer, as in shape.
Origin of saucer
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Old French saussier. See sauce, -er2
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saucer

/ˈsɔːsə/
noun
1.
a small round dish on which a cup is set
2.
any similar dish
Derived Forms
saucerful, noun
saucerless, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French saussier container for sauce
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Word Origin and History for saucer
n.

mid-14c., from Anglo-Latin saucerium and Old French saussier (Modern French saucière) "sauce dish," from Late Latin salsarium, neuter of salsarius "of or for salted things," from Latin salsus (see sauce (n.)). Originally a small dish or pan in which sauce is set on a table. Meaning "small, round, shallow vessel for supporting a cup and retaining any liquid which might be spilled" is attested from c.1702.

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