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n. pl. sal·ma·gun·dis
1. A salad of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, and assorted fruits and vegetables, often arranged in rows on lettuce and served with vinegar and oil.
2. A mixture or assortment; a potpourri.

[French salmigondis, probably from Old French salemine, salted food (from Vulgar Latin *salāmen; see salami) + Old French condir, to season (from Latin condīre; see condiment).]
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(ˌsælməˈɡʌndɪ) or


1. (Cookery) a mixed salad dish of cooked meats, eggs, beetroot, etc, popular in 18th-century England
2. a miscellany; potpourri
[C17: from French salmigondis, perhaps from Italian salami conditi pickled salami]
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(ˌsæl məˈgʌn di)

n., pl. -dis.
1. a salad dish of chopped meats, cubed poultry or fish, eggs, onions, anchovies, and other ingredients.
2. any mixture or miscellany.
[1665–75; < Middle French salmingondin (later salmigondis), compound based on salemine salted food (see salami) and condir to season (see condiment)]
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- First a dish of chopped meat and eggs, highly seasoned and served with lemon juice and olive oil.
See also related terms for olive oil.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salmagundi - a collection containing a variety of sorts of thingssalmagundi - 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"
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"
2.salmagundi - cooked meats and eggs and vegetables usually arranged in rows around the plate and dressed with a salad dressing
salad - food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing; usually consisting of or including greens
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From the Art Students League, where his instructors included Thomas Hart Benton and George Bridgeman and his classmates included Jackson Pollock, to being exhibited in Salmagundi Club and institutional venues, and to Union Square, where he painted,--Joe made his mark in the art world, although not fully recognized or compensated during his lifetime.
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