miscellanea

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plural noun mis·cel·la·nea \ˌmi-sə-ˈlā-nē-ə, -nyə\

Definition of miscellanea

  1. :  a collection of miscellaneous (see miscellaneous 1) objects or writings

Examples of miscellanea in a Sentence

  1. searching through the miscellanea in the archive, she came across the draft of an unpublished and previously unknown poem by the reclusive writer

Origin and Etymology of miscellanea

Latin, from neuter plural of miscellaneus


First Known Use: 1571



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