An example of a cauldron is a big black pot in which you might cook chili.
An example of a cauldron is a meeting between two people who are suing each other for divorce and who feel very angry towards each other.
A cauldron of conflicting corporate politics.
Origin of cauldron
- Middle English alteration of cauderon from Norman French diminutive of caudiere cooking pot from Late Latin caldāria from feminine of Latin caldārius suitable for warming from calidus warm kelə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English, from Old Northern French caudron (Old French chaudron), itself from a derivative of Latin calidārium, caldārium from calidus (“hot”).