olla podrida

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olla po·dri·da

n. pl. olla po·dri·das also ollas po·dri·das
1. A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
2. An assorted mixture; a miscellany.

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

olla podrida

(pɒˈdriːdə; Spanish poˈðriða)
1. (Cookery) a Spanish dish, consisting of a stew with beans, sausages, etc
2. an assortment; miscellany
[literally: rotten pot]

ol`la po•dri′da

(pəˈdri də)
n., pl. olla po•dri•das, ollas po•dri•das.
1. a spicy Spanish stew usu. containing sausage and other meat, chickpeas, and often tomatoes and other vegetables.
2. a hodgepodge; olio.
[1590–1600; < Sp: literally, rotten pot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.olla podrida - Spanish version of burgoo
stew - food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
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