melting pot

noun

Definition of melting pot

  1. 1a :  a place where a variety of races, cultures, or individuals assimilate into a cohesive wholeb :  the population of such a place

  2. 2 :  a process of blending that often results in invigoration or novelty

melting–pot

adjective

1887

First Known Use of melting pot

1887


MELTING POT Defined for English Language Learners

melting pot

noun

Definition of melting pot for English Language Learners

  • : a place (such as a city or country) where different types of people live together and gradually create one community

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