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- n. A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things
- n. A Viennese coffee speciality, half steamed milk and half coffee.
From French mélange, from Middle French mélange, meslange, from Old French meslance, meslinges ("set of diverse elements"), derived from mescler ("to mingle, mix up") (modern French mêler), from Vulgar Latin *misculāre, from Latin misceō ("mix") + -inges, a suffix from Frankish *-ingo (“-ing”). More at mix, -ing. (Wiktionary)