Olio meaning

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A collection, or miscellany, as of musical numbers.
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A heavily spiced stew of meat, vegetables, and chickpeas.
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Vaudeville or musical entertainment presented between the acts of a burlesque or minstrel show.
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A highly spiced stew of meat and vegetables; olla.
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A rich, thick, Spanish stew consisting of meat and vegetables.
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A mixture or medley, a hotchpotch.
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A collection of various musical, theatrical or other artistic works; a miscellany.
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By extension of the above, Vaudeville or similar miscellaneous musical or theatrical entertainment skits presented between the main acts of minstrel or burlesque shows.
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Origin of olio

  • Alteration of Spanish olla pot olla

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

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

    From Wiktionary