See also: vegemite
Named as a result of an Australian national competition. The name was chosen in part for its similarity to Marmite.
- (Australia, New Zealand) An Australian food paste made from brewers′ yeast.
1998, Desiree Webber, Travel the Globe: Multicultural Story Times, page 5:
- This story introduces the reader to Australian food. A baby possum named Hush eats many kinds of food to become visible again after Grandma Poss uses magic to make him invisible. He even eats a vegemite sandwich.
- 2007, Jeanne Jacob, Michael Ashkenazi, The World Cookbook for Students: Afghanistan to Cook Islands, page 48,
- Breakfast tends to be substantial, with eggs, steak or sausages, toast, sometimes baked beans or chips; Vegemite (a vegetable-based salty spread) on toast.
- 2007, Ron Davidson, Fremantle Impressions, Fremantle Press, page 60,
- Nunzio improves his prospects with members of the dominant team by swapping his salami or crayfish sandwiches for ‘more normal′ Australian Vegemite delights.
- 2008, Robert Crawford, But Wait, There′s More...: A History of Australian Advertising, 1900-2000, Melbourne University Press, page 258,
- Such advertising campaigns have done more than merely sell Vegemite, Mortein or cricket; they have played an important role in reflecting and defining Australian national identity.
- as Australian as Vegemite — a common simile describing something that is indisputably mainstream Australian
- happy little vegemite