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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
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English
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British Dictionary definitions for melting-pot

melting pot

noun
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 in Culture

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

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