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olla podrida

[ol-uh puh-dree-duh; Spanish aw-lyah paw-three-th ah, aw-yah]
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noun
  1. a spicy Spanish stew of sausage and other meat, chickpeas, and often tomatoes and other vegetables.
  2. an incongruous mixture or miscellany; olio.
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Origin of olla podrida

1590–1600; < Spanish: literally, rotten pot
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Historical Examples

  • There were a variety of dishes: fish and fowl predominating, an olla-podrida, omelets, and puddings.

    The Young Llanero

    W.H.G. Kingston


British Dictionary definitions for olla podrida

olla podrida

noun
  1. a Spanish dish, consisting of a stew with beans, sausages, etc
  2. an assortment; miscellany
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Word Origin

literally: rotten pot
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