Definition of olio
1 : olla podrida 1 The Spanish restaurant offered an olio containing a variety of ingredients.
2a : a miscellaneous mixture : hodgepodge … an incredible bourgeois olio of fancy stonework, stained glass, and light-opera staircases … — R. H. Rovereb : a miscellaneous collection (as of literary or musical selections) This olio of broadsides, speeches, letters, poems, and other documents … — S. R. Slaton
Examples of olio in a sentence
the performance was an old-fashioned olio of songs, dances, and puppetry
Origin and Etymology of olio
modification of Spanish olla
First Known Use: circa 1842
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