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bain-marie

[ beyn-muh-ree; French ban-ma-ree ]
/ ˈbeɪn məˈri; French bɛ̃ maˈri /
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noun, plural bains-ma·rie [beyn-muh-ree; French ban-ma-ree]. /ˈbeɪn məˈri; French bɛ̃ maˈri/.

(in cooking) a receptacle containing hot or boiling water into which other containers are placed to warm or cook the food in them.
British. a double boiler.

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Origin of bain-marie

1815–25; <French, Middle French, translation of Medieval Latin balneum Mariae literally, bath of Mary, reputed to be a Jewish alchemist who devised such a heating technique, and sometimes identified with Moses' sister Miriam
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British Dictionary definitions for bain-marie

bain-marie
/ French (bɛ̃mari) /

noun plural bains-marie (bɛ̃mari)

a vessel for holding hot water, in which sauces and other dishes are gently cooked or kept warm

Word Origin for bain-marie

C19: from French, from Medieval Latin balneum Mariae, literally: bath of Mary, inaccurate translation of Medieval Greek kaminos Marios, literally: furnace of Miriam, alleged author of a treatise on alchemy
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