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marmite

[mahr-mahyt, mahr-meet] /ˈmɑr maɪt, mɑrˈmit/
noun
1.
a metal or earthenware cooking pot with a cover, usually large and often having legs.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < French, Middle French, apparently equivalent to mar(m)-, base of marmotter to mutter, murmur (see marmot) + mite expressive word for a cat; probably originally a jocular or nursery word, a deep, covered pot being thought of as secretive and hence catlike in comparison to an open pan; compare Old French marmite hypocritical
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British Dictionary definitions for mar mite

marmite

/ˈmɑːmaɪt/
noun
1.
a large cooking pot
2.
soup cooked in such a pot
3.
an individual covered casserole for serving soup
4.
(US, military) a container used to bring food to troops in the field
Word Origin
from French: pot

Marmite

/ˈmɑːmaɪt/
noun
1.
trademark (Brit) a yeast and vegetable extract used as a spread, flavouring, etc
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