- 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.
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'.
Words that rhyme with marmiteSemite • Vegemite
Definition of marmite in:
- US English dictionary
noun[mass noun] ( trademark in the UK)
- 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.
- There is a possibility that they'll become the Marmite of Manchester's music scene and half of the local audience will find them impossible to love.
- They are 'Marmite people'. Very little goes a long way.
- Contact lenses are a Marmite issue, some people can deal with the hassle of poking yourself in the eye early in morning before a race, and some can't.
Early 20th century: from marmite.
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