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Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Definitions for melange

  1. A mixture; a medley.

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Citations for melange
Interspersed with diverse lectures and classroom activities were periods of financial difficulty, military service, and employment as a private tutor, all of which added to the curious melange of experiences that would ultimately blossom into his unexpected and remarkable life's work. Norman Brosterman, Inventing Kindergarten
The smell in the car . . . was a pungent, sour melange of garlic, unwashed bodies, vodka, musty woolen overcoats, and Bulgarian tobacco. Fen Montaigne, Reeling in Russia
Origin of melange
1645-1655
Melange derives from Old French meslance, from mesler, "to mix," ultimately from Latin miscere, "to mix."