Olio Definition

A highly spiced stew of meat and vegetables; olla.
Webster's New World
A mixture or medley; a hodgepodge.
American Heritage
A collection, or miscellany, as of musical numbers.
Webster's New World
Vaudeville or musical entertainment presented between the acts of a burlesque or minstrel show.
American Heritage

Origin of Olio

  • From Spanish olla or Portuguese olha, both from Latin olla (“pot, jar").

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of Spanish olla pot olla

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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