- a large kettle or boiler.
Origin of cauldron
Examples from the Web for caldron
It was the second view in La Masque's caldron, and but one remained to be verified.The Midnight Queen
May Agnes Fleming
May the devil make hell-broth of ye both, in his own caldron!Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.
But over there the witches' caldron is boiling more fiercely.Current History, A Monthly Magazine
New York Times
Then the witch returned to her caldron and Eilene returned to the moon.The New Education
He pours cold water into the caldron when his business is to make it boil.Discourses on Satire and on Epic Poetry
- a variant spelling of cauldron
- a large pot used for boiling, esp one with handles
Word Origin and History for caldron
spelling of cauldron prefered by other dictionary editors.
c.1300, caudron, from Anglo-French caudrun, Old North French cauderon (Old French chauderon "cauldron, kettle"), from augmentative of Late Latin caldaria "cooking pot" (source of Spanish calderon, Italian calderone), from Latin calidarium "hot bath," from calidus "warm, hot" (see calorie). The -l- was inserted 15c. in imitation of Latin.