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

Definition of saucepan 

: a small deep cooking pan with a handle

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Make the glaze: Combine the whiskey, brown sugar, butter, and vanilla in a saucepan and boil until syrupy, 4 to 6 minutes, whisking to mix. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Ribs 101: Pitmasters offer advice on cooking ribs," 1 July 2018 Simply add an equal amount of honey and water to a saucepan, and heat until the honey melts. Sonia Rao,, "Summer cocktail recipes to expand your happy hour horizons," 29 June 2018 Add the bacon grease to a large saucepan and heat over medium. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Jake’s Mistake Sauce," 4 June 2018 For the caramel, put 1/2 cup of the sugar and water in a stainless-steel saucepan and heat over medium heat. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Spanish food? Sí, por favor!," 29 May 2018 Put the eggs in a saucepan and cover with water by a couple of inches. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "Dinner, improvised: Cook up a quick, delicious meal without all of the work | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 8 May 2018 Combine a pint of milk, 4 ounces of raw sugar, and 2 ounces ground pepper in a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "7 Genius Ways to Kill Fruit Flies," 7 May 2018 Place the flour and butter in a saucepan and heat, stirring with a wire whisk as the butter melts and combines with the flour. Scientific American, "The Same, Only Different," 4 Apr. 2018 Reduce heat, cover saucepan, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 15–18 minutes. Bon Appetit, "Dirty Rice with Black-Eyed Peas and Scallions," 19 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of saucepan

1686, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of saucepan was in 1686

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English Language Learners Definition of saucepan

: a deep, round cooking pan with a handle


sauce·​pan | \ˈsȯs-ˌpan \

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: a small deep cooking pan with a handle

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