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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Definitions for salmagundi

  1. A salad plate usually consisting of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, served with oil and vinegar.
  2. Any mixture or assortment; a medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.

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Citations for salmagundi
A glance at the schedule is enough to make one feel that one would rather go out and shoot songbirds than stay in and watch the dismal salmagundi of game shows, repeats and soap operas. Jane Shilling, Daily Telegraph
What the BBC has the nerve to call Vanity Fair is a baffling salmagundi of Nineties accents, 1800s clothes, Wardour Street plotting, and a sort of language never spoken by any human being at any point in history. , Independent
Origin of salmagundi
1665-1675
Salmagundi comes from French salmigondis.