A caldron is a large cooking pot, often with handles. If you're planning to cook chili for an entire Super Bowl crowd, it is recommended you use the caldron and not the saucepan.

A famous scene from William Shakespeare's play Macbeth shows the three witches casting a spell as they add ingredients into a caldron. Each time they add something to the big pot, like eye of newt or lizard's leg, they repeat the chorus of their spell in unison: "Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble."

Definitions of caldron
  1. noun
    a very large pot that is used for boiling
    synonyms: cauldron
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    type of:
    metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
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