salmagundi

[sal-muh-guhn-dee]
noun
1.
a 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.

Origin:
1665–75; < Middle French salmingondin (later salmigondis), compound based on salemine salted food (see salami) and condir to season (see condiment)

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salmagundi or salmagundy (ˌsælməˈɡʌndɪ)
 
n
1.  a mixed salad dish of cooked meats, eggs, beetroot, etc, popular in 18th-century England
2.  a miscellany; potpourri
 
[C17: from French salmigondis, perhaps from Italian salami conditi pickled salami]
 
salmagundy or salmagundy
 
n
 
[C17: from French salmigondis, perhaps from Italian salami conditi pickled salami]

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salmagundi
1674, from Fr. salmigondis, originally "seasoned salt meats" (cf. Fr. salmis "salted meats"), from M.Fr. salmigondin, coined by Rabelais, of uncertain origin, but probably related to salomene "hodgepodge of meats or fish cooked in wine," (early 14c.), from O.Fr. salemine.
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