The definition of a smorgasbord is Swedish for a large spread of food served in a buffet, or a collection of varied items.(noun)
An example of a smorgasbord is a dinner buffet of fish, meat, salads and cheeses.
See smorgasbord in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Swed smörgåsbord < smörgås, buttered bread < smör, butter (akin to smear) + dial. gås, a clump (of butter), lit., goose (akin to goose) + bord, table (akin to board)
See smorgasbord in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Swedish smörgåsbord
Origin: : smörgås, bread and butter (smör, butter from Old Norse + Swedish dialectal gås, lump of butter from Old Norse gās, goose; see gosling)
Origin: + bord, table (from Old Norse bordh).
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