stock·​pot | \ˈstäk-ˌpät \

Definition of stockpot 

1 : a pot in which soup stock is prepared

2 : an abundant supply : repository

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For the broth: For the cucumber pickles: For radish pickles: For assembly: 1. Make broth: In a large stockpot over high heat, combine water, kombu and shiitake mushrooms. Eleanore Park, WSJ, "How to Eat to Beat the Heat, Korean Style," 8 Aug. 2018 In a medium-size stockpot over medium heat, melt the butter. Alex Hitz, House Beautiful, "Alex Hitz's Oyster Stew Recipe," 19 Dec. 2012 Mix 2 bags frozen broccoli, 1 bag frozen succotash, and 2 quarts chicken stock in a large stockpot (about 7 to 8 quarts). David A. Keeps, Good Housekeeping, "Funny Girl: Exclusive Interview with Melissa McCarthy," 6 Nov. 2012 In a medium stockpot over medium-high heat, melt 8 tablespoons of the butter. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Shrimp Bisque," 5 June 2018 Elegant and decaled with mussel, crab, and lobster designs, theses stockpots are a neat combination of function and whimsy. Karen Campbell,, "Le Crueset’s steel pots perfect for your next seafood boil," 14 May 2018 Irie Zulu’s Summertime Drink Makes about 3 quarts 10 cups water 2 cups dried hibiscus flowers 1 pineapple 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 cup sugar, or to taste Bring the water to a full, rolling boil in a stockpot. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hibiscus is the flower that's good enough to drink (and eat)," 24 Apr. 2018 The French brand’s newest collection is a 7-piece set that includes a 10-inch frying pan, 2-quart sauce pan, 3-quart sauté pan, and a 7-quart stockpot. Melissa Minton, Bon Appetit, "Le Creuset to Release New 7-Piece Stainless Steel Collection," 15 Mar. 2018 Put 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium stockpot over medium heat. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "Disguise the greens to beat boring salads this summer," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of stockpot

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of stockpot

: a large pot for making stock, soups, stews, etc.

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