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pas·tic·cio

 (pă-stē′chō, -chē-ō, pä-)
n. pl. pas·tic·ci (-chē)
A work or style produced by borrowing fragments, ingredients, or motifs from various sources; a potpourri.

[Italian, from Vulgar Latin *pastīcium, pasty; see patisserie.]
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Pastiche, Pasticcio

 a medley, potpourri or hotchpotch; an opera made up of various pieces; a picture based on another’s design or style.
Examples: pasticcio of gauzes, pins and ribbons, 1785; our operas begin tomorrow with a pasticcio full of my favourite songs—Walpole, 1752.
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References in classic literature ?
But as you are only a novelist, I compliment you heartily on your clever little pasticcio, adding, however, that as an account of what actually passed between myself and Hetty, it is the wildest romance ever penned.
Here is the Mazarin architecture, the wretched Italian pasticcio of the Four Nations.
The feast will begin with a choice of baked white asparagus with hollandaise sauce or buffalo mozzarella, followed by white tagliardi "pasticcio" with veal ragu or risotto with white asparagus and red prawns.
Chapter 2 is especially important to those interested in the early London pasticcio operas; in surveying a little-discussed repertoire, Mangsen sheds light on how audiences could experience arias from the early London operas (including Thomyris, Love's Triumph, and the ever-popular Camilla) outside the theater.
mousaka, sougla, pasticcio, etc, under the directions of a chef.
Dyer uses the term "pasticcio" to refer to works of pastiche that emphasize combination, and "pastiche" to refer to works that emphasize imitation.
Questa supposta tragedia non ha nessuna di quelle qualificazioni e doti per cui le si potrebbe dare titolo siffatto: quindi non essendo ne poema ne molto meno lirica si deve confessare che e un vero pasticcio ed un vero caos indigesto ...
PASTICCIO Lynette The day you left us stands out clear, it's hard to imagine you're no longer here, you were loved and respected by all whom you met, for a person like you we will never forget.
In the course of time, the piece that was first edited in the Old Mozart Edition of 1881 as Mozart's First Horn Concerto turned out to be a pasticcio: while the opening movement is indisputably by Mozart, the elaboration of the Rondo must now be attributed to Sussmayr.
Mr Farage, who enjoys fine food and wine in restaurants like Il Pasticcio near the European Parliament, has been making equally dubious allies.
We eagerly wait for the publication by John in this series of the pasticcio opera Giove in Argo.