firepot

noun
fire·​pot | \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌpät How to pronounce firepot (audio) \

Definition of firepot

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

First Known Use of firepot

circa 1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Firepot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/firepot. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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