sal·​ma·​gun·​di ˌsal-mə-ˈgən-dē How to pronounce salmagundi (audio)
: a salad plate of chopped meats, anchovies, eggs, and vegetables arranged in rows for contrast and dressed with a salad dressing
: a heterogeneous mixture : potpourri

Examples of salmagundi in a Sentence

the downtown area has a salmagundi of one-of-a-kind shops, where you can find almost anything you might need—and many things you don't
Recent Examples on the Web Kashmiri green tea served with a salmagundi of whole spices, crushed almonds or walnuts, and strands of saffron. Julian Manning, Condé Nast Traveler, 18 Sep. 2023 On the block was a salmagundi of collectibles, services, and experiences donated by Apparatus, Kravet Furniture, Mikel Welch, Chantel Walkes, and others. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, 28 Oct. 2022 Nearly 100 objects from the Met’s collection, from the Near Eastern and African departments to the arms and armor holdings, have been sucked into this sculptural salmagundi. Jason Farago, New York Times, 13 Apr. 2017 The agency’s art department, M.T.A. Arts & Design, founded and first funded in 1985, is rarely — in a salmagundi system 112 years old — presented with a brand-new, blank canvas. Randy Kennedy, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2016

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Word History


French salmigondis

First Known Use

circa 1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of salmagundi was circa 1674

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“Salmagundi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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