Salmagundi meaning

sălmə-gŭndē
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A salad of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, often arranged in rows on lettuce and served with vinegar and oil.
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A mixture or assortment; a potpourri.
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A dish of chopped meat, eggs, etc. flavored with onions, anchovies, vinegar, and oil.
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Any mixture or medley.
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A food consisting of chopped meat and pickled herring, with oil, vinegar, pepper, and onions.
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Hence, any mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.
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Origin of salmagundi

  • French salmigondis probably from Old French salemine salted food (from Vulgar Latin salāmen salami) Old French condir to season (from Latin condīre condiment)

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

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary