olio

[oh-lee-oh]
noun, plural olios.
1.
a dish of many ingredients.
2.
Informal. olla podrida ( def 2 ).
3.
a mixture of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge.
4.
a medley or potpourri, as of musical or literary selections; miscellany.
5.
Theater.
a.
a specialty act performed downstage while the upstage set is changed.
b.
a performance, as a musical number, presented between scenes or acts.
c.
drop scene ( def 1 ).
d.
a program of variety acts, especially the second half of a minstrel show.

Origin:
1635–45; < Spanish olla pot, stew < Latin olla, ōla pot, jar

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olio (ˈəʊlɪˌəʊ)
 
n , pl olios
1.  a dish of many different ingredients
2.  a miscellany or potpourri
 
[C17: from Spanish olla stew, from Latin: jar]

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olio
medley dish of Iberian origin, 1640s, from Sp. olla, Port. olha, both from L. olla "pot, jar." Sense transferred to "any mixture or medley."
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Part two was an olio of short specialties in which the women did not appear.
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