melting pot

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noun
  1. a pot in which metals or other substances are melted or fused.
  2. a country, locality, or situation in which cultural assimilation results in blending the heritage and traditions of previously distinct ethnic groups.

Origin of melting pot

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425
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Related Words for melting pot

fusion, pluralism, multiculturalism, conflation

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British Dictionary definitions for melting pot

melting pot

noun
  1. a pot in which metals or other substances are melted, esp in order to mix them
  2. an area in which many races, ideas, etc, are mixed
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melting pot in Culture

melting pot

A term expressing the view that immigrants to the United States have been fused or melted into a single people.

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