bain-marie

noun
bain-ma·​rie | \ ˌban-mə-ˈrē How to pronounce bain-marie (audio) , ˌbaⁿ- \
plural bains-marie\ ˌban-​mə-​ˈrē How to pronounce bains-marie (audio) , ˌbaⁿ-​ \

Definition of bain-marie

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

First Known Use of bain-marie

1723, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Bain-marie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bain-marie. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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