cauldron

noun caul·dron \ˈkȯl-drən\
variants: or less commonly

\ˈkȯl-drən\

Definition of cauldron

  1. 1 :  a large kettle or boiler

  2. 2 :  something resembling a boiling cauldron in intensity or degree of agitation a cauldron of intense emotions

Origin and Etymology of cauldron

Middle English caudron, caldron, from Anglo-French cauderon, diminutive of caldere basin, from Late Latin caldaria, from feminine of Latin caldarius used for hot water, from calidus warm, from calēre to be warm — more at lee


First Known Use: 14th century


CAULDRON Defined for English Language Learners

cauldron

noun caul·dron \ˈkȯl-drən\

Definition of cauldron for English Language Learners

  • : a large pot


CAULDRON Defined for Kids

cauldron

noun caul·dron \ˈkȯl-drən\
variants: also

caldron

\ˈkȯl-drən\

Definition of cauldron for Students

  1. :  a large kettle



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