miscellany

[ mis-uh-ley-nee; British mi-sel-uh-nee ]
/ ˈmɪs əˌleɪ ni; British mɪˈsɛl ə ni /

noun, plural mis·cel·la·nies.

a miscellaneous collection or group of various or somewhat unrelated items.
a miscellaneous collection of literary compositions or pieces by several authors, dealing with various topics, assembled in a volume or book.
miscellanies, a miscellaneous collection of articles or entries, as in a book.

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Origin of miscellany

First recorded in 1590–1600; Anglicized variant of miscellanea

SYNONYMS FOR miscellany

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British Dictionary definitions for miscellanies

miscellany
/ (mɪˈsɛlənɪ, US ˈmɪsəˌleɪnɪ) /

noun plural -nies

a mixed assortment of items
(sometimes plural) a miscellaneous collection of essays, poems, etc, by different authors in one volume

Word Origin for miscellany

C16: from French miscellanées (pl) miscellanea
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