olla podrida

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
  • noun An assorted mixture; a miscellany.

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  • noun A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
  • noun A mixture; a hodge-podge.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish : olla, olla; see olla + podrida, feminine of podrido, rotten (from Latin putridus; see putrid).]

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  • "'I smelt the homely scent of an olla podrida as I came up the stairs. I have eaten my fill of fried guinea-pigs between here and Valparaiso and back again and I tell you most solemnly that I absolutely must be fed.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, Blue at the Mizzen, 208

    March 27, 2008