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Word of the day: Salmagundi

Salmagundi

[sal-mə-GUHN-dee]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, unknown

1.A dish of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, and seasoning.

2.A general mixture; a miscellaneous collection.

Examples of salmagundi in a sentence

"Order the salmagundi — I heard it's this restaurant's specialty."

"Jason's room is a salmagundi of his interests from the past decade."

About Salmagundi

Salmagundi originated from the French word "salmigondis" ("potluck, hodgepodge"). However, the exact time period and context for this word is unknown.

Did you Know?

The Salmagundi Club of Greenwich Village, New York City, is a fine arts center with a rich history of famous patrons (including honorary member Winston Churchill). Its name comes from salmagundi, a stew served by the group since its founding in 1871.

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