|1.||a pot in which metals or other substances are melted, esp in order to mix them|
|2.||an area in which many races, ideas, etc, are mixed|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
A term expressing the view that immigrants to the United States have been fused or melted into a single people.