Definition of Vegemite in English:

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Vegemite

Pronunciation: /ˈvɛdʒɪmʌɪt/

noun

[mass noun] Australian /NZ trademark
A type of savoury spread made from concentrated yeast extract.
Example sentences
  • Walker ran an Australia-wide competition to officially name his spread, the winning name was Vegemite and in 1923 Vegemite first graced grocers shelves.
  • One food remains an Australian tradition - a black spread called Vegemite.
  • In 1908, it became the Australian distributor of Marmite, a vegetable extract which became extremely popular and spawned an even more famous imitator in the 1920s, Vegemite.

Origin

1920s: from vegetable, on the pattern of Marmite.

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Line breaks: Vege|mite

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