American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A salad of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and onions, often arranged in rows on lettuce and served with vinegar and oil.
- n. A mixture or assortment; a potpourri.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Originally, an Italian dish consisting of chopped meat, eggs, anchovies, onions, oil, etc.
- n. Hence A mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a hotchpotch; a miscellany.
- n. A food consisting of chopped meat and pickled herring, with oil, vinegar, pepper, and onions.
- n. Hence, any mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A mixture of chopped meat and pickled herring, with oil, vinegar, pepper, and onions.
- n. Hence, a mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.
- n. a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
- n. cooked meats and eggs and vegetables usually arranged in rows around the plate and dressed with a salad dressing
- 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. (Wiktionary)
- French salmigondis, probably from : Old French salemine, salted food (from Vulgar Latin *salāmen; see salami) + Old French condir, to season (from Latin condīre; see condiment). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Normally I am suspicious of domestic perfection, but with the holiday chaos and the unexpected visitors pouring in, it would have been nice not to have had to apologize for the snarled salmagundi of unfinished decorating.”
“A tablespoon of this and a teaspoon of that and I soon had a fragrant salmagundi redolent with flavors that bespoke romantic evenings in Marrakech.”
“The big mistake the author is making, of course, is that the place he is happy to be destined for in the next life will probably be chock full of the clerical salmagundi he, understandably, wants to avoid in this.”
“Everytime I glance at the TV schedule it is enough to make me feel that I would rather go out and shoot pictures of clouds than stay in and watch the dismal salmagundi of game shows, repeats, and soap operas.”
“Go ahead and act like you know what a salmagundi is while you run to get the dictionary or google the definition.”
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“The list of these offerings goes on for pages and shows how faithful to the medieval kitchen France was as late as 1547, when this book appeared.44 There are cold roast loins of veal spiced with powdered sugar, salmagundi, blood puddings, pork chops with onion sauce, pasties, tarts, comfits, and clotted creams.”
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“Thanksgiving Day came around, and so did Patem's salmagundi, as highly seasoned and appetizing a one as the Goode Vrouw Onderdonk could make.”
“I will even ask the mother to make for me a rare salmagundi which we lads, who were so rated by the Heer”
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