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A marmite (pronounced mar-meet) is a traditional crockery casserole vessel found in France. It is famed for its "pot-belly" shape.
According to the French culinary reference work Le Répertoire de la Cuisine, a marmite can be either a stock pot or "a French pot with lid similar to a casserole with two finger-grips on each side."
It lends its name to Marmite, a British savoury spread and to Marmitako, a Basque tuna dish.