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cauldron

Line breaks: caul|dron
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːldr(ə)n
 
, ˈkɒl-/
(also caldron)

Definition of cauldron in English:

noun

1A large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an open fire.
Example sentences
  • A large cauldron or cooking pot set or suspended above an open fire was in general use.
  • A simmering stew sat in a large cauldron over an open fire; the smell alone made Jack's mouth water.
  • In the days ahead we'll take turns stirring steaming cauldrons over the camp fire.
2A situation characterized by instability and strong emotions: a cauldron of repressed anger
More example sentences
  • Somehow, in the emotional cauldron of Parkhead, that quality is hugely reassuring.
  • His wife Kerry's, on the other hand, was a cauldron of domestic violence and emotional instability.
  • They remain seething cauldrons of anger, frustration and discontent that rest on an underlying current of tension and raw violence which can explode without warning at any time.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French caudron, based on Latin caldarium, calidarium 'cooking-pot', from calidus 'hot'.

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