Definition of cauldron noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(also US English caldron) noun
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːldrən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːldrən//
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a large deep pot for boiling liquids or cooking food over a fire a witch’s cauldron (figurative) The stadium was a seething cauldron of emotion. Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French caudron, based on Latin caldarium, calidarium ‘cooking-pot’, from calidus ‘hot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cauldron