Salmagundi
Salmagundi Sal`ma*gun"di, n. [F. salmigondis, of uncertain origin; perhaps from L. salgama condita, pl.; salgama pickles + condita preserved (see {Condite}); or from the Countess Salmagondi, lady of honor to Maria de Medici, who is said to have invented it; or cf. It. salame salt meat, and F. salmis a ragout.] 1. A mixture of chopped meat and pickled herring, with oil, vinegar, pepper, and onions. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, a mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a potpourri; a miscellany. --W. Irving. [1913 Webster]


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