collectanea

plural noun
col·​lec·​ta·​nea | \ ˌkä-ˌlek-ˈtā-nē-ə How to pronounce collectanea (audio) \

Definition of collectanea

: collected writings also : literary items forming a collection

First Known Use of collectanea

1791, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collectanea

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

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“Collectanea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collectanea. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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