noun bain–ma·rie \ˌban-mə-ˈrē, ˌbaⁿ-\
plural bains–marie \same\

Definition of BAIN-MARIE

:  a cooking utensil containing heated water in which food in smaller pots is cooked — compare double boiler

Origin of BAIN-MARIE

French, from Middle French, translation of Medieval Latin balneum Mariae, literally, Mary's bath, after Maria Hebraea, Mary the Jewess, legendary inventor of apparatus used in alchemy
First Known Use: 1822


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