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English definition of “melting pot”

melting pot

noun [C usually singular]    
a place where many different people and ideas exist together, often mixing and producing something new: a cultural melting pot New Orleans is one of the great melting pots of America.Variety and mixturesMixing and mixturesGroups and collections of things
(Definition of melting pot noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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