firepot

noun

fire·​pot ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌpät How to pronounce firepot (audio)
1
: a clay pot filled with combustibles formerly used as a missile in war
2
: a vessel used in eastern Asian cuisine for cooking foods in broth at the table
also : the food cooked in it

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of firepot was circa 1549

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“Firepot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firepot. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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