Definition of bain–marie
: a cooking utensil containing heated water in which food in smaller pots is cooked — compare double boiler
Origin and Etymology 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: 1723
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