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A miscellany, especially of literary works.
[Latin, from neuter pl. of varius, various.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a collection or miscellany, esp of literary works
[Latin, neuter plural of varius various]
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var•i•a(ˈvɛər i ə)
a miscellany, esp. of literary works.
[1925–30; < New Latin, Latin, neuter pl. of varius various]
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