- a shaker or dish for salt.
Origin of saltcellar
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- a small container for salt used at the table
- British informal either of the two hollows formed above the collarbones of very slim people
Word Origin for saltcellar
changed (through influence of cellar) from C15 salt saler; saler from Old French saliere container for salt, from Latin salārius belonging to salt, from sal salt
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