firepot

noun fire·pot \ ˈfī(-ə)r-ˌpät \

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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