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smorgasbord

smorgasbord

noun smor·gas·bord \ˈsmr-gəs-ˌbrd\

: a meal with many different foods that are placed on a large table so that people can serve themselves

: a large mixture of many different things

Full Definition of SMORGASBORD

1
:  a luncheon or supper buffet offering a variety of foods and dishes (as hors d'oeuvres, hot and cold meats, smoked and pickled fish, cheeses, salads, and relishes)
2
:  an often large heterogeneous mixture :  mélange

Examples of SMORGASBORD

  1. <every day the director has to first deal with a smorgasbord of problems before he can begin filming>

Origin of SMORGASBORD

Swedish smörgåsbord, from smörgås open sandwich + bord table
First Known Use: 1879

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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