sauce·​pan | \ ˈsȯs-ˌpan , especially British -pən\

Definition of saucepan

: a small deep cooking pan with a handle

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Combine oil, seeds and nuts in a saucepan over medium heat. Providence Cicero, The Seattle Times, "Chester Gerl’s versatile, crunchy salsa macha is so much more than a chip dip," 2 Jan. 2019 Put the butter, brown sugar, thyme, salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "David Venable's Roasted and Glazed Butternut Squash Recipe Will Make You Happy Dance," 27 Aug. 2018 In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Lisa Yockelson,, "Recipe: Chocolate-chip blondies are one of America’s most popular bar cookies, with good reason," 7 May 2018 Put 2 tablespoons olive oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. David Tanis, The Seattle Times, "A humble feast begins with lentils," 7 Jan. 2019 Remove bowl from saucepan and continue to whisk on medium speed until thick, glossy peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "7-Minute Frosting," 11 Dec. 2018 Press gently through a large mesh sieve set over a clean medium saucepan, scraping what is on the underside of the sieve into the pot. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "100+ Easy Dessert Recipes," 29 Nov. 2018 In heavy 4-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups milk to simmer. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Old-Fashioned Eggnog Your Grandma Would Be Proud Of," 18 Dec. 2018 In a large saucepan, cover chickpeas with at least 2 inches cold water and bring to a boil. Max Falkowitz, WSJ, "Flake News: Fresh Coconut Is Delicious," 23 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of saucepan

1686, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of saucepan

: a deep, round cooking pan with a handle


sauce·​pan | \ ˈsȯs-ˌpan \

Kids Definition of saucepan

: a small deep cooking pan with a handle

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