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1. A mixture of finely cut vegetables or fruits, sometimes jellied, and served as a salad, a dessert, or an appetizer.
2. A mixture; a medley.

[French, from Macédoine, Macedonia (perhaps from the mixture of different ethnic groups there).]
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1. (Cookery) a hot or cold mixture of diced vegetables
2. (Cookery) a mixture of fruit served in a syrup or in jelly
3. any mixture; medley
[C19: from French, literally: Macedonian, alluding to the mixture of nationalities in Macedonia]
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(ˌmæs ɪˈdwɑn)

1. a mixture of fruits or vegetables, often served as a salad.
2. a medley.
[1810–20; < French]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.macedoine - mixed diced fruits or vegetablesmacedoine - mixed diced fruits or vegetables; hot or cold
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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The Tatar, recollecting that it was Stepan Arkadyevitch's way not to call the dishes by the names in the French bill of fare, did not repeat them after him, but could not resist rehearsing the whole menus to himself according to the bill:--"Soupe printaniere, turbot, sauce Beaumarchais, poulard a l'estragon, macedoine de fruits...etc.," and then instantly, as though worked by springs, laying down one bound bill of fare, he took up another, the list of wines, and submitted it to Stepan Arkadyevitch.
El Haddadi, 22 ans, compte une selection avec l'Espagne le 8 septembre 2014 a Valence, contre la Macedoine en qualifications de l'Euro 2016 (victoire de la Roja 5-1).
to splurge on tangling horses at races or on a saucy macedoine
Pas de probleme pour les Espagnols et les Italiens, larges vainqueurs face a de faibles adversaires samedi, lors de la quatrieme journee des eliminatoires de la Coupe du monde, la Macedoine et le Lichtenstein.
Un nouveau Giraffide du Miocene superieur de Macedoine (Grece).
Or how about Rioja-braised beef short ribs, with chive mashed potato, vegetable macedoine and horseradish creme fraiche?
But as a whole it is not so much the miscellany it claims to be as a macedoine. It suffers from a lack of clarity of purpose, and what clarity there is is vitiated by a muddled approach to presentation.