salmagundi

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌsælməˈɡʌndɪ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(sal′mə gundē)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sal•ma•gun•di  (sal′mə gundē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Fooda mixed dish consisting usually of cubed poultry or fish, chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, oil, etc., often served as a salad.
  2. any mixture or miscellany.
  • Middle French salmingondin (later salmigondis), compound based on salemine salted food (see salami) and condir to season (see condiment)
  • 1665–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
salmagundi, salmagundy /ˌsælməˈɡʌndɪ/ n
  1. a mixed salad dish of cooked meats, eggs, beetroot, etc, popular in 18th-century England
  2. a miscellany; potpourri
Etymology: 17th Century: from French salmigondis, perhaps from Italian salami conditi pickled salami
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