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pasticcio

[pa-stee-choh; Italian pahs-teet-chaw] /pæˈsti tʃoʊ; Italian pɑsˈtit tʃɔ/
noun, plural pasticci
[pa-stee-chee; Italian pahs-teet-chee] /pæˈsti tʃi; Italian pɑsˈtit tʃi/ (Show IPA)
1.
a pastiche.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Italian < Vulgar Latin pastīcium pasty, pie, derivative of Late Latin pasta; see paste
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British Dictionary definitions for pasticcio

pastiche

/pæˈstiːʃ/
noun
1.
a work of art that mixes styles, materials, etc
2.
a work of art that imitates the style of another artist or period
Word Origin
C19: French pastiche, Italian pasticcio, literally: piecrust (hence, something blended), from Late Latin pastapaste1
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