from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A miscellaneous dish of meats. See olla-podrida.


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  • López, for example, suggests that horse manure cooked in wine and placed hot on the patient's navel will help with blood in the urine; likewise, the sufferer of orina podrida, or urine with foul material, can be cured by drinking a mixture of rabbit's urine and pulque blanco. 97

    Pestilence and Headcolds: Encountering Illness in Colonial Mexico

  • Representative cuisine of the Pátzcuaro region includes important creations such as Tarascan soup, its famous white fish, tiny fish known as "charales," the unequalled flavor of ice cream known as "nieve de pasta," and the stew from Ario de Rosales known as "olla podrida."

    Introduction to Michoacán - the soul of Mexico

  • From the snippets of conversation I would overhear while trying to concentrate on the sports pages, the Goddess Movement seemed less an organized religion than an olla-podrida of all things New Age.

    Bob Wallace: The Goddesses at Starbucks

  • He reserves a place of honor for the all-inclusive Spanish stew known as olla podrida and includes a Catalan recipe for spit-roast partridge.


  • This complex, Byzantine, at times longwinded work, which spent more than 60 weeks on Spain's best sellers list, throws together mystery, romance, and crime into one big mix like an olla podrida ....

    Shadow of the Wind: Summary and book reviews of Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

  • I could tell the gender of the cook, where her thoughts were predisposed to venture as she worked and exactly how many times she stirred the olla podrida.

    Archive 2003-11-01

  • On looking over this letter I find it an olla podrida of tropical glories, royal festivities, finance matters, and odds and ends in general.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • And in his common daily conversation, which had heretofore been a disgusting olla-podrida of the most brutal sensuality and soul-destroying imprecations, he now expatiated with vast unction upon the marvellous power of grace which had plucked him, as it were, like a brand from the burning, and delivered him from the domination of the world, the flesh and the devil!

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • "That big dish that is smoking farther off," said Sancho, "seems to me to be an olla podrida, and out of the diversity of things in such ollas, I can't fail to light upon something tasty and good for me."

    Don Quixote

  • He and Joan did a spirited olla podrida of rumbas, tangos and sambas, before duty returned them to a table at which everyone else was waiting to leave.

    Murder to Go


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