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Saturday, January 30

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 is this restaurant's specialty."

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

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About Salmagundi

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

Did you Know?

The Salmagundi Club of Greenwich Village, NYC is a fine arts center with a rich history of famous patrons (such as honorary member Winston Churchill). Its most interesting quality, however, is its name's origin: salmagundi, a stew served by the group since its founding in 1871.

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