Thursday, December 14, 2006
Definitions for olla podrida
- A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
- A mixture; a hodgepodge.
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Citations for olla podrida
This complex, Byzantine, at times long-winded work, which spent more than 60 weeks on Spain's best sellers list, throws together mystery, romance, and crime into one big mix like an olla podrida.
The whole piece is an olla podrida of light music, in which the jig is the most conspicuous.
Origin of olla podrida
Olla podrida comes from the Spanish, literally "rotten pot," from olla, "pot" (from Latin olla) + podrida, feminine of podrido, "rotten," from Latin putridus.