an implement for ricing potatoes, squash, etc., by pressing them through small holes.

Origin of ricer

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; rice + -er1
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Contemporary Examples of ricer

  • Using a ricer or a food mill fitted with the medium blade, pass the sweet potatoes into a large bowl.

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Historical Examples of ricer

British Dictionary definitions for ricer



US and Canadian a kitchen utensil with small holes through which cooked potatoes and similar soft foods are pressed to form a coarse mash
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