farrago

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far·ra·go

 (fə-rä′gō, -rā′-)
n. pl. far·ra·goes
An assortment or a medley; a conglomeration: "their special farrago of resentments" (William Safire).

[Latin farrāgō, mixed fodder, hodgepodge, from far, farr-, a kind of grain; see bhares- in Indo-European roots.]
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farrago

(fəˈrɑːɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos or -goes
a hotchpotch
[C17: from Latin: mash for cattle (hence, a mixture), from fār spelt]
farraginous adj
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far•ra•go

(fəˈrɑ goʊ, -ˈreɪ-)

n., pl. -goes.
a confused mixture; hodgepodge; medley.
[1625–35; < Latin: literally, mixed crop of feed grains, derivative of far emmer]
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farrago

- From Latin, originally "a mash for feeding cattle"; later, figuratively, a medley or hodgepodge.
See also related terms for mash.
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Farrago

 mixed fodder for cattle, hence, a confused mixture or hotchpotch of things or persons.
Examples: farrago of cant; of cowardice, 1827; of cunning; of doubts; of fears; of hope; of lies; of popery, Arminianism, and what not, 1637; of wishes.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.farrago - a motley assortment of thingsfarrago - a motley assortment of things  
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety, mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
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farrago

noun hotchpotch, mixture, jumble, medley, hash, mixed bag, potpourri, mélange (French), miscellany, mishmash, hodgepodge, salmagundi, gallimaufry an intolerable farrago of rubbish
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Translations

farrago

[fəˈrɑːgəʊ] N (farragos or farragoes (pl)) → fárrago m
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farrago

[fəˈrɑːgəʊ] [farragoes or farragos] (pl) n (= hotchpotch) → méli-mélo m invfar-reaching [ˌfɑːrˈriːtʃɪŋ] adj [effects, consequences, implications] → d'une portée considérable; [changes] → profond(e); [reforms] → de grande envergure
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farrago

nGemisch nt, → Allerlei nt
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References in classic literature ?
After that came a farrago of Chinese, so like the voice of Ah Moy, that again, though for the last time, Michael sought about the steerage for the utterer.
The less I understood of this farrago, the less I was in a position to judge of its importance; and an appeal so worded could not be set aside without a grave responsibility.
If we add to this evil, the attendant glitter upon glitter, we have a perfect farrago of discordant and displeasing effects.