Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, unknown
A dish of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, and seasoning.
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."
Popularity Over Time
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.