melting-pot

melting pot

noun
1.
a pot in which metals or other substances are melted or fused.
2.
a country, locality, or situation in which a blending of races, peoples, or cultures is taking place.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English

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melting pot
 
n
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

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melting pot definition


A term expressing the view that immigrants to the United States have been fused or melted into a single people.

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