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macédoine

[mas-i-dwahn]
noun
  1. a mixture of fruits or vegetables, often served as a salad.
  2. a medley.
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Origin of macédoine

1810–20; < French, after Macédoine Macedonia, probably an allusion to the variety of peoples in the region
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Historical Examples of macedoine

  • Indeed, murmured Captain Macedoine with a faint smile, he had it still.

    Captain Macedoine's Daughter

    William McFee

  • Jack would have had one word for Macedoine and one only—Faker.

  • He was king of the island and he and Macedoine had had a row.

  • It was impossible to deny that Captain Macedoine's dreams might come true after all.

  • An artificial story, if you like, as everything about Captain Macedoine was artificial.


British Dictionary definitions for macedoine

macedoine

noun
  1. a hot or cold mixture of diced vegetables
  2. a mixture of fruit served in a syrup or in jelly
  3. any mixture; medley
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Word Origin for macedoine

C19: from French, literally: Macedonian, alluding to the mixture of nationalities in Macedonia
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