from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A large, heavy pot or kettle, usually of cast iron and with a tight lid, used for slow cooking.
  • n. A metal utensil open on one side and equipped with shelves, placed before an open fire for baking or roasting food.
  • n. A wall oven in which food is baked by means of preheated brick walls.


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