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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).]


(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]


(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)]


- 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.
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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