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petite marmite

[puh-teet mahr-mahyt, mahr-meet] /pəˈtit ˈmɑr maɪt, mɑrˈmit/
an aromatic broth made from meat, vegetables, and seasonings, served in the pot in which it has cooked.
a small marmite for cooking and serving this soup.
Origin of petite marmite
1905-10; < French: literally, little pot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • petite marmite—Soup cooked and served in a small earthenware or metal receptacle or pot.

    A Blue Devil of France G. P. Capart
  • A petite marmite, please; then Ill see what more I want, she heard herself saying at last.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • Soup needs nothing with it (if you do not choose split pea which needs croutons, or petite marmite which needs grated cheese).

    Etiquette Emily Post

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