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mé·langealso me·lange (mā-läNzh′)
1. A mixture: "[a] building crowned with a mélange of antennae and satellite dishes" (Howard Kaplan).
2. Geology A metamorphic rock formation created from sediments and rocks scraped off the top of a downward-moving tectonic plate in a subduction zone.
[French, from Old French meslance, from mesler, to mix; see meddle.]
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1. a mixture; confusion
2. (Geological Science) geology a totally disordered mixture of rocks of different shapes, sizes, ages, and origins
[C17: from French mêler to mix. See medley]
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n., pl. -langes (-ˈlɑ̃ʒ, -ˈlɑn dʒɪz)
[1645–55; < French; derivative of Old French mesl(er) to mix (see meddle)]
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|Noun||1.||melange - a motley assortment of things |
farrago, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag
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noun mixture, mix, jumble, assortment, medley, pastiche, confusion, mixed bag (informal), potpourri, miscellany, mishmash, farrago, hotch-potch, hodge-podge, salmagundi, olio, gallimaufry, omnium-gatherum a wonderful melange of flavours
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melangemélange [mɛˈlɑːnʒ] N → mezcla f
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n → Mischung f
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