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crisper

[ kris-per ]
/ ˈkrɪs pər /
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noun

a person or thing that crisps, corrugates, or curls.
a drawer or compartment in a refrigerator for keeping lettuce, celery, and other vegetables crisp.
an ovenlike appliance for restoring the crispness of crackers, cookies, etc., by dry heating.

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Origin of crisper

First recorded in 1825–35; crisp + -er1
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crisper
/ (ˈkrɪspə) /

noun

a compartment in a refrigerator for storing salads, vegetables, etc, in order to keep them fresh
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