Definition of Marmite™ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɑːmaɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːrmaɪt//
[uncountable] (British English)
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a dark substance made from yeast and spread on bread, etc. synonym yeast extract Marmite sandwiches Because it is thought that people either love or hate Marmite, it is used to refer to things that create strong reactionsa marmite issueThey're a marmite band. Culture Marmite was first produced in 1902 and is made from yeast (= a natural substance used in making beer, wine and most types of bread). Marmite is thought of as a traditional British food, especially as a cheap and healthy filling for sandwiches or as a food for young children.