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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Definitions for olio

  1. A mixture of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge.
  2. A dish of many ingredients.
  3. A medley or potpourri, as of musical or literary selections; miscellany.

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Citations for olio
Then I walked out, leaving the Polo Lounge to its standard olio of dealmakers, heartbreakers, and, I predicted, two morose cops who would run up a hefty bar tab before they stumbled out into perfect Beverly Hills. John Vorhaus, The California Roll: A Novel
Mine was a small college with lots of trees and old buildings mixed with one particular new one plus an olio of former homes that were now part of the campus. T. J. Donnelly, First You Hear Thunder: Coming of Age and Being Wide-Eyed in the Sixties
Origin of olio
1635-1645
Olio enters English from Spanish and Portugese as "a medley dish."
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