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plural noun
  1. miscellaneous collected writings, papers, or objects.
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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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Related Words

oeuvre, anthology, library, works, classics, ana, chrestomathy, miscellanea, analects, inventory

Examples from the Web for miscellanea

Historical Examples

  • Even in his much-belauded ‘Miscellanea’ was every point tenable?


    George Eliot

  • "Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica," 2nd Series, 1886, vol.

    Shakespeare's Family

    Mrs. C. C. Stopes

  • It is taken from a paper printed in Miscellanea Curiosa, vol.

  • Miscellanea, including all that is likely to interest the informed and intelligent.

  • His essays, entitled “Miscellanea,” were published in 1680 and 1692.

British Dictionary definitions for miscellanea


pl n
  1. a collection of miscellaneous items, esp literary works
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin: neuter pl of miscellāneus miscellaneous
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