Etymology
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saucer (n.)

mid-14c., "small, shallow dish," 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 spill" is attested from c. 1700.

Figurative of large, round eyes (as of a ghost or a person frightened by one) from 14c. (13c. in Anglo-French) and thus originally a reference to the condiment dish. Short for flying saucer by 1947; hence saucerman, saucerian, etc.

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Definitions of saucer

saucer (n.)
something with a round shape resembling a flat circular plate;
Synonyms: disk / disc
saucer (n.)
a small shallow dish for holding a cup at the table;
saucer (n.)
directional antenna consisting of a parabolic reflector for microwave or radio frequency radiation;
Synonyms: dish / dish aerial / dish antenna
saucer (n.)
a disk used in throwing competitions;
Synonyms: discus
From wordnet.princeton.edu