Meaning of bain-marie

bain-ma•rie

Pronunciation: (bān'mu-rē' Fr. ban-ma-rē'), [key]
— pl. bains-ma•rie
  1. (in cooking) a receptacle containing hot or boiling water into which other containers are placed to warm or cook the food in them.
  2. a double boiler.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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