[ol-uh puh-dree-duh; Spanish aw-lyah paw-th ree-th ah, aw-yah]
- a spicy Spanish stew of sausage and other meat, chickpeas, and often tomatoes and other vegetables.
- an incongruous mixture or miscellany; olio.
Origin of olla podrida
1590–1600; < Spanish: literally, rotten pot
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Historical Examples of olla podrida
There were a variety of dishes: fish and fowl predominating, an olla-podrida, omelets, and puddings.The Young Llanero
- a Spanish dish, consisting of a stew with beans, sausages, etc
- an assortment; miscellany
Word Origin for olla podrida
literally: rotten pot
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