One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Soup served in an earthenware pot.
- ‘Petite marmite is always served as a soup with the pieces of meat and chicken and vegetables cut in small enough pieces to be conveniently eaten.’
- ‘Mrs. Landemare first makes a consommé, then uses the liquid to make the petite marmite.’
French, literally ‘little earthenware pot’.
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