salver

[ sal-ver ]
/ ˈsæl vər /

noun

a tray, especially one used for serving food or beverages.

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Origin of salver

1655–65; <Spanish salv(a) kind of tray (originally protective foretasting, derivative of salvar to save <Latin salvāre) + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for salver

salver
/ (ˈsælvə) /

noun

a tray, esp one of silver, on which food, letters, visiting cards, etc, are presented

Word Origin for salver

C17: from French salve, from Spanish salva tray from which the king's taster sampled food, from Latin salvāre to save 1
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