miscellanea

plural noun
mis·​cel·​la·​nea | \ ˌmi-sə-ˈlā-nē-ə How to pronounce miscellanea (audio) , -nyə\

Definition of miscellanea

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

First Known Use of miscellanea

1571, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for miscellanea

Latin, from neuter plural of miscellaneus

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