miscellany


mis·cel·la·ny

noun \ˈmi-sə-ˌlā-nē, chiefly British mi-ˈse-lə-nē\

: a mixture or collection of different things

plural mis·cel·la·nies

Full Definition of MISCELLANY

1
a plural :  separate writings collected in one volume
b :  a collection of writings on various subjects
2
:  a mixture of various things

Examples of MISCELLANY

  1. a miscellany of old toys
  2. <the box from the attic contained a miscellany of old records, family photo albums, and long-forgotten love letters>

Origin of MISCELLANY

probably modification of French miscellanées, plural, from Latin miscellanea
First Known Use: 1615

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