Definition of Dutch oven in English:

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Dutch oven

noun

1A covered earthenware or cast-iron container for cooking casseroles.
Example sentences
  • Place the chicken pieces and the soup broth ingredients, except the salt, in a Dutch oven or a casserole.
  • A cast-iron Dutch oven of hot baked beans and a tray of bright silver eating tools sat at the other end of the serving table.
  • Pour oil into a large saucepan, Dutch oven, or wok to a depth of about 3 inches.
1.1chiefly historical A large cooking pot or metal box serving as a simple oven, heated by being placed under or next to hot coals.
Example sentences
  • Caveman Bill cooked it outside in his big cast-iron Dutch oven.
  • When the coals are ready, a French marble cake will cook in a Dutch oven.
  • Mounds of wood stood ready to stoke smoky campfires being used as Dutch ovens.
1.2South African A brick or clay oven traditionally built into the side of a kitchen hearth or as a free-standing structure outside a house.

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