- a miscellaneous collection, esp. of literary works
- [often pl.] such a collection of writings, as in a book
Origin of miscellanyfrom French miscellanées, plural from Classical Latin miscellanea, neuter plural of miscellaneus: see miscellaneous
- A collection of various items, parts, or ingredients, especially one composed of diverse literary works.
- miscellanies A publication containing various literary works.
Origin of miscellanyLatin miscellānea miscellanea ; see miscellanea .
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