marmite

noun
mar·​mite | \ ˈmär-ˌmīt How to pronounce marmite (audio) , mär-ˈmēt\

Definition of marmite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a usually tall covered cooking pot

Marmite

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Mar·​mite | \ ˈmär-ˌmīt How to pronounce Marmite (audio) \

Definition of Marmite (Entry 2 of 2)

used for an edible yeast extract

First Known Use of marmite

Noun

1581, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marmite

Noun

Middle French

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