marmite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French marmite.

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Noun[edit]

marmite (plural marmites)

  1. A rounded earthenware cooking pot.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Probably originally a name for a cat, from the onomatopoetic base mar- ‘murmur, meow’.

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Noun[edit]

marmite f (plural marmites)

  1. pot, cooking-pot, marmite
  2. (military slang) (heavy) shell

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