- 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 assorted fruits and vegetables, 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 salāmen ; see salami. )Old French condir to season ( from Latin condīre ; 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.