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olla podrida

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noun ol·la po·dri·da \-pə-ˈdrē-də\

Definition of olla podrida

plural olla podridas play \-ˈdrē-dəz\ also ollas podridas

  1. 1 :  a rich highly seasoned stew of meat and vegetables usually including sausage and chick-peas that is slowly simmered and is a traditional Spanish and Latin-American dish

  2. 2 :  hodgepodge



Examples of olla podrida

  1. <the olla podrida of tongues that one hears on the streets of a bustling metropolis like New York City>



Origin of olla podrida

Spanish, literally, rotten pot


First Known Use: 1599


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