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Examples of macédoine in a Sentence
a quirky secondhand bookstore with a macédoine of out-of-print titles
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It was surrounded by a classic macedoine of strawberries with basil.
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Macédoine is the French name for Macedonia, a region on the Balkan Peninsula that is now part of Greece, the Republic of Macedonia, and Bulgaria. Historically, this area has been home to a richly varied population encompassing many ethnic groups. Etymologists believe that the cultural heterogeneity of the region may have inspired people to use its name as a generic term for any kind of wildly jumbled mixture. English speakers borrowed "macédoine" early in the 19th century. The word took on its more specific "salad" sense later in the century.
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