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melting pot

noun

: a place (such as a city or country) where different types of people live together and gradually create one community

Full Definition of MELTING POT

1
a :  a place where a variety of races, cultures, or individuals assimilate into a cohesive whole
b :  the population of such a place
2
:  a process of blending that often results in invigoration or novelty
melting–pot adjective

First Known Use of MELTING POT

1887

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