bean pot

  1. a heavy, covered crockery or metal pot, suitable for the slow cooking of beans, stews, etc.

Origin of bean pot

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Words Nearby bean pot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bean pot in a sentence

  • He hankers for the flesh-pots of the restaurant, and his soul yearns for the bean-pot of home.

    Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • Put half the salt pork or bacon in bottom of bean pot or baking dish, add the beans and top with remainder of pork or bacon.

  • A black bear was trying to dig up the bean-pot, growling softly at the heat of the round stones she uncovered.

  • Jack Elder lighted the shavings waiting in the belly of a cast-iron stove which was like an enlarged bean-pot.

    Main Street | Sinclair Lewis
  • A big old bean-pot full of purple iris sat on one end of the refectory table.

    Out of the Air | Inez Haynes Irwin