salmagundi

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n salmagundi cooked meats and eggs and vegetables usually arranged in rows around the plate and dressed with a salad dressing
    • n salmagundi a collection containing a variety of sorts of things "a great assortment of cars was on display","he had a variety of disorders","a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Salmagundi A mixture of chopped meat and pickled herring, with oil, vinegar, pepper, and onions.
    • Salmagundi Hence, a mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n salmagundi Originally, an Italian dish consisting of chopped meat, eggs, anchovies, onions, oil, etc.
    • n salmagundi Hence A mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a hotchpotch; a miscellany.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Salmagundi sal-ma-gun′di a dish of minced meat with eggs, anchovies, vinegar, pepper, &c.: a medley, miscellany
    • Salmagundi Also Salmagun′dy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. salmigondis, of uncertain origin; perhaps from L. salgama condita, pl.; salgama, pickles + condita, preserved (see Condite); or from the Countess Salmagondi, lady of honor to Maria de Medici, who is said to have invented it; or cf. It. salame, salt meat, and F. salmis, a ragout

Usage

In literature:

They had caviar now, and salmagundi, and sausage and cheese, besides salad and fruit and biscuit and cake.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
Not long after the discontinuance of "Salmagundi," Irving, in connection with his brother Peter, projected the work that was to make him famous.
"Washington Irving" by Charles Dudley Warner
Salmagundi; or, The Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq., and Others.
"Atlantic Monthly Vol. 6, No. 33, July, 1860" by Various
EGG SALMAGUNDI WITH JAM.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
What significance can this salmagundi of pagan orders have on a Christian church?
"Là-bas" by J. K. Huysmans
Not long after the discontinuance of "Salmagundi," Irving in connection with his brother Peter projected the work that was to make him famous.
"Washington Irving" by Charles Dudley Warner
I'm glad I didn't, though a lot of the Salmagundi men go over there and like it.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
Thanksgiving Day came around, and so did Patem's salmagundi, as highly seasoned and appetizing a one as the Goode Vrouw Onderdonk could make.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
They had caviare now, and salmagundi, and sausage and cheese, besides salad and fruit and biscuit and cake.
"Hans Brinker" by Mary Mapes Dodge
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