marmite

[mahr-mahyt, mahr-meet]
noun
a metal or earthenware cooking pot with a cover, usually large and often having legs.

Origin:
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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marmite (ˈmɑːmaɪt)
 
n
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
 
[from French: pot]

Marmite (ˈmɑːmaɪt)
 
n
(Brit) trademark a yeast and vegetable extract used as a spread, flavouring, etc

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Fill the marmite with water and boil to sterilize the jars.
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