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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bain-marie(noun)

    a large pan that is filled with hot water; smaller pans containing food can be set in the larger pan to keep food warm or to cook food slowly


  1. bain-marie(Noun)

    in cooking, a large pan containing hot water, into which other smaller pans are set in order to cook food slowly, or to keep food warm

  2. Origin: French, from Medieval Latin balneum Mariae Maria’s bath

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bain-marie(noun)

    a vessel for holding hot water in which another vessel may be heated without scorching its contents; -- used for warming or preparing food or pharmaceutical preparations


  1. Bain-marie

    A bain-marie is a French term for a piece of equipment used in science, industry, and cooking to heat materials gently and gradually to fixed temperatures, or to keep materials warm over a period of time.


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