from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large covered earthenware or metal cooking pot.
- n. A small covered earthenware casserole designed to hold an individual serving.
- n. A petite marmite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rounded earthenware cooking pot.
French, from Old French, hypocritical, marmite (possibly because the food is hidden inside) : marm-, akin to marmouser, to murmur + mite, cat (of imitative origin).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French marmite. (Wiktionary)