Examples from the Web for saucer
There was a delicate, pale green china cup and saucer on top of the nightstand.
And now he sat, cup suspended, saucer held meekly against his chest, gazing out at the pelting snow-flakes.The Younger Set|Robert W. Chambers
And they gave him a cap like a saucer turned upside down and made of gold, and he looked all dressed up for a party.Half-Past Seven Stories|Robert Gordon Anderson
The soldier boy ate the bacon, and ate both of the cakes, though each of the latter was about the size of a saucer.The Soldier Boy; or, Tom Somers in the Army|Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for saucer
Word Origin for saucer
Word Origin and History for saucer
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.