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saucepan (n.)

also sauce-pan, 1680s, "small metallic cooking vessel with a long handle," from sauce (n.) + pan (n.). Originally a pan for cooking sauces, now in more general use.

updated on January 03, 2022

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Definitions of saucepan from WordNet

saucepan (n.)
a deep pan with a handle; used for stewing or boiling;
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