a collection of things or parts massed together; heap; pile
Origin of congeriesClassical Latin from congerere: see congest
nounused with a sing. verb
A collection; an aggregation: “Our city, it should be explained, is two cities, or more—an urban mass or congeries divided by the river” ( John Updike )
Origin of congeriesLatin congeriēs from congerere to heap up ; see congest .
From Latin congeriēs (“heap, mass, pile”), from congerō (“I carry together”).