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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Definitions for omnium-gatherum

  1. a miscellaneous collection.

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Citations for omnium-gatherum
...the man who performed this unkind office fancying that a dislike to the dishes could alone have given rise to such an omnium-gatherum. James Fennimore Cooper, Home as Found, 1838
Foster's own room was a cramped omnium gatherum, cluttered with the paraphernalia of daily living. Henry Blake Fuller, Bertram Cope's Year, 1919
Origin of omnium-gatherum
1520-1530
Omnium-gatherum comes from the Latin roots omnium meaning "of all" and the pseudo-Latin word gatherum meaning "a gathering."