cauldron

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caul·dron

noun \ˈkl-drən\

: a large pot

Full Definition of CAULDRON

1
:  a large kettle or boiler
2
:  something resembling a boiling cauldron in intensity or degree of agitation <a cauldron of intense emotions>

Variants of CAULDRON

caul·dron also cal·dron \ˈkl-drən\

Origin of CAULDRON

Middle English caudron, caldron, from Anglo-French cauderon, diminutive of caldere basin, from Late Latin caldaria, from feminine of Latin caldarius used for hot water, from calidus warm, from calēre to be warm — more at lee
First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with CAULDRON

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