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Miscellaneous items or written works collected together.
[Latin miscellānea, from neuter pl. of miscellāneus, miscellaneous; see miscellaneous.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a collection of miscellaneous items, esp literary works
[C16: from Latin: neuter pl of miscellāneus miscellaneous]
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mis•cel•la•ne•a(ˌmɪs əˈleɪ ni ə)
miscellaneous collected writings, papers, or objects.
[1565–75; < Latin miscellānea hash, hodgepodge, n. use of neuter pl. of miscellāneus miscellaneous]
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a varied collection, particularly a collection of literary works, extracts, fragments, etc., in book form. — miscellaneous, adj.See also: Books
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Miscellaneaa collection of miscellaneous materials or matter.
Examples: a literary miscellanea, 1571.
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|Noun||1.||miscellanea - 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"|
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
grab bag - an assortment of miscellaneous items
witches' brew, witches' broth, witch's brew - a fearsome mixture; "a witches' brew of gangsters and terrorists"; "mixing dope and alcohol creates a witches' brew"
range - a variety of different things or activities; "he answered a range of questions"; "he was impressed by the range and diversity of the collection"
selection - an assortment of things from which a choice can be made; "the store carried a large selection of shoes"
farrago, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag - a motley assortment of things
alphabet soup - a confusing assortment; "Roosevelt created an alphabet soup of federal agencies"
sampler - an assortment of various samples; "a candy sampler"; "a sampler of French poets"
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