mélange[mā lônz̸h′, -lônj′; -länz̸h′, -länj′]
Origin of mélangeFrench ; from mêler, to mix: see meddle
- Alternative form of melange.
From French mélange, from Middle French mélange, meslange, from Old French meslance, meslinges (“set of diverse elements”), derived from mescler (“to mingle, mix up”) (modern French mêler), from Vulgar Latin *misculāre, from Latin misceō (“mix”) + -inges, a suffix from Frankish *-ingo (“-ing”). More at mix, -ing.