petite marmite

[ puh-teet mahr-mahyt, mahr-meet ]


  1. an aromatic broth made from meat, vegetables, and seasonings, served in the pot in which it has cooked.
  2. a small marmite for cooking and serving this soup.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of petite marmite1

1905–10; < French: literally, little pot

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Example Sentences

Soup needs nothing with it (if you do not choose split pea which needs croutons, or petite marmite which needs grated cheese).

A petite marmite, please; then Ill see what more I want, she heard herself saying at last.

Petite Marmite—Soup cooked and served in a small earthenware or metal receptacle or pot.

Special earthern petite marmite pots are carried at the large stores, and are preferable to tureens for serving.


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