bain-marie

noun
bain-ma·rie | \ˌban-mə-ˈrē, ˌbaⁿ-\
plural bains-marie\ˌban-mə-ˈrē, 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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