Dictionary.com

salmagundi

[ sal-muh-guhn-dee ]
/ ˌsæl məˈgʌn di /
Save This Word!

noun
a mixed dish consisting usually of cubed poultry or fish, chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, oil, etc., often served as a salad.
any mixture or miscellany.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

Origin of salmagundi

1665–75; <Middle French salmingondin (later salmigondis), compound based on salemine salted food (see salami) and condir to season (see condiment)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use salmagundi in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for salmagundi

salmagundi

salmagundy

/ (ˌsælməˈɡʌndɪ) /

noun
a mixed salad dish of cooked meats, eggs, beetroot, etc, popular in 18th-century England
a miscellany; potpourri

Word Origin for salmagundi

C17: from French salmigondis, perhaps from Italian salami conditi pickled salami
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK