sal·​ma·​gun·​di | \ ˌsal-mə-ˈgən-dē How to pronounce salmagundi (audio) \

Definition of salmagundi

1 : a salad plate of chopped meats, anchovies, eggs, and vegetables arranged in rows for contrast and dressed with a salad dressing
2 : a heterogeneous mixture : potpourri

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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 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, "A Mini-Met Mashup on the Museum’s Roof, With Summer Views," 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, "A Sneak Peek at the 2nd Avenue Subway," 19 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of salmagundi

circa 1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for salmagundi

French salmigondis

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“Salmagundi.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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