Dutch oven


Definition of Dutch oven

1 : a metal shield for roasting before an open fire
2 : a brick oven in which cooking is done by the preheated walls
3a : a cast-iron kettle with a tight cover that is used for baking in an open fire
b : a heavy pot with a tight-fitting domed cover

First Known Use of Dutch oven

1769, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dutch oven.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dutch%20oven. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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