marmite

[mahr-mahyt, mahr-meet]

Origin of marmite

1795–1805; < French, Middle French, apparently equivalent to mar(m)-, base of marmotter to mutter, murmur (see marmot) + mite expressive word for a cat; probably originally a jocular or nursery word, a deep, covered pot being thought of as secretive and hence catlike in comparison to an open pan; compare Old French marmite hypocritical
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marmite

noun
  1. a large cooking pot
  2. soup cooked in such a pot
  3. an individual covered casserole for serving soup
  4. US military a container used to bring food to troops in the field

Word Origin for marmite

from French: pot

Marmite

noun
  1. trademark British a yeast and vegetable extract used as a spread, flavouring, etc
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