collectanea

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noun plural col·lec·ta·nea \ˌkä-ˌlek-ˈtā-nē-ə\

Definition of collectanea

  1. :  collected writings; also :  literary items forming a collection

Origin and Etymology of collectanea

Latin, neuter plural of collectaneus collected, from collectus, past participle


First Known Use: 1791


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