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marmite1

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːmʌɪt
 
, mɑːˈmiːt
 
/

noun

An earthenware cooking container.
Example sentences
  • The marmitako is a simple dish that fishermen used to cook in a marmite (a small cooking pot);reason for the name, marmitako.
  • A garniture of turnips, carrots and potatoes cut in a tournage are cooked in a marmite till tender and served with the beef and sauces.
  • The evening meal was slowly cooking in a marmite suspended from a hook.

Origin

early 19th century: French, from Old French marmite 'hypocritical', with reference to the hidden contents of the lidded pot, from marmotter 'to mutter' + mite 'cat'.

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There are 2 main definitions of marmite in English:

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Marmite2

Line breaks: Mar|mite
Pronunciation: /ˈmɑːmʌɪt
 
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noun

[mass noun] ( trademark in the UK)
1A dark savoury spread made from yeast extract and vegetable extract.
Example sentences
  • Many enjoy a bread spread called Marmite, a dark-colored yeast extract with a salty taste.
  • I always take Marmite and ketchup abroad; I can't travel without my Marmite.
  • What I have found in practice is that people who like to eat Marmite have symptoms that suggest they have too much yeast in their system.
1.1Used in reference to something that tends to arouse strongly positive or negative reactions rather than indifference: the styling is ‘Marmite’—some hate it, many love it a proper Marmite sitcom, which people are either utterly loving or totally despising
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  • He may have been dubbed 'comedy Marmite' but 639,000 fans flocked to see his show.
  • Acknowledging that Art Brut are a marmite band, DiS declares itself in the pro-Art Brut camp with a 9/10 review.
  • They are 'Marmite people'. Very little goes a long way.

Origin

early 20th century: from marmite.

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