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Origin of miscellanea

1565–75; < Latin miscellānea hash, hodgepodge, noun use of neuter plural of miscellāneus miscellaneous
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pl n
  1. a collection of miscellaneous items, esp literary works

Word Origin for miscellanea

C16: from Latin: neuter pl of miscellāneus miscellaneous
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