Origin of salmagundi
Examples from the Web for salmagundi
Historical Examples of salmagundi
A feeling crept over me, one not unlike the feeling I'd had when I realized that they'd turned poor old Salmagundi into a traitor.Little Brother
"Oh, that's the place where the Salmagundi Club used to meet," cried Hanny, with eager interest.A Little Girl of Long Ago
Amanda Millie Douglas
They had caviar now, and salmagundi, and sausage and cheese, besides salad and fruit and biscuit and cake.Hans Brinker
Mary Mapes Dodge
Washington Irving's first literary adventure was the publication of Salmagundi.
This Aunt Sarah made frequently, being a frugal housewife, and called "Salmagundi."
Word Origin for salmagundi
1670s, from French salmigondis (16c.), originally "seasoned salt meats" (cf. French salmis "salted meats"), from Middle French salmigondin (16c.), of uncertain origin; Watkins derives it from Latin sal "salt" + condire "to season, flavor." Probably related to or influenced by Old French salemine "hodgepodge of meats or fish cooked in wine," which was borrowed in Middle English as salomene (early 14c.). Figurative sense of "mixture of various ingredients" is from 1761; it was the title of Washington Irving's satirical publication (1807-08). In dialect, salmon-gundy, solomon-gundy..