- a dish of chopped meat, eggs, etc. flavored with onions, anchovies, vinegar, and oil
- any mixture or medley
Origin of salmagundiFrench salmigondis, earlier salmigondin, altered ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Italian salame conditi, preserved pickled meat ; from salame (see salami) + conditi ; from past participle of condire, to flavor, preserve ; from L, to preserve, pickle
- A salad of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, often arranged in rows on lettuce and served with vinegar and oil.
- A mixture or assortment; a potpourri.
Origin of salmagundiFrench salmigondis, probably from Old French salemine, salted food (from Vulgar Latin *salamen; see salami) + Old French condir, to season (from Latin cond&imacron;re; see condiment).
From French salmigondis (“seasoned salt meats"), from Middle French salmigondin, probably related to Middle French salomene (“hodgepodge of meats or fish cooked in wine"), from Old French salemine.