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mar·​mite ˈmär-ˌmīt How to pronounce marmite (audio)
: a usually tall covered cooking pot


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Mar·​mite ˈmär-ˌmīt How to pronounce Marmite (audio)
used for an edible yeast extract

Examples of marmite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
A number of popular food items, including marmite and cream cheese, have faced scarcities because of supply chain disruptions wrought by the pandemic and extreme weather. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 9 Jan. 2022 A number of popular items, including marmite and cream cheese, have faced scarcities amid supply chain disruptions wrought by the coronavirus pandemic and extreme weather. Washington Post, 8 Jan. 2022 There are some classic choices — Irish Guinness, Australian marmite — and some that require time in the kitchen, such as a pitcher of Spanish sangria and a plate of French macarons — but a little extra effort can widen the options considerably. Cathy Jakicic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 21 July 2021 Instead of dancing in the streets, one could Lindy Hop around one’s kitchen, or download a recipe for cheese-and-marmite swirls. Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker, 9 May 2020

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Word History



Middle French

First Known Use


1581, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of marmite was in 1581

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Cite this Entry

“Marmite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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