- a large kettle or boiler.
Origin of cauldron
Examples from the Web for cauldron
The arts are overrated, but the real estate is bubbling like the witch's cauldron in MacBeth.Friday Forum: What's the Most Underrated City?
February 1, 2013
But it landed her in a cauldron of controversy at the face-off at Hofstra University.Candy Crowley Injects Herself Into the Presidential Debate
October 17, 2012
Rather, the concerns were about how this particular series of popular revolts would play out in the Middle East cauldron.Israel’s Allergy to the Arab Spring—Justified Again
September 13, 2012
The 31-year-old will be riding her horse, Toytown, and will use the torch to light a cauldron at the racecourse.Queen's Granddaughter Zara to Bear Olympic Torch Tomorrow
May 22, 2012
What about South Carolina's reputation as a cauldron of conservatism with a strong evangelical base?Newt's Surprising S.C. Strength
January 14, 2012
The Enchantress on hearing of the crime lights the fire under her cauldron.
There, the Dervish is thrown into the cauldron along with the magic herbs.
There was a cauldron inside, boiling merrily; but there was no fire to be seen.
A warning whistle came from the sphere heating the cauldron.The Whispering Spheres
Russell Robert Winterbotham
This cauldron fell with a horrible crash on Balthasar's head and split his skull.Balthasar
- a large pot used for boiling, esp one with handles
Word Origin and History for cauldron
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.