[ sal-muh-guhn-dee ]
/ ˌsæl məˈgʌn di /


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.

Origin of salmagundi

1665–75; < Middle French salmingondin (later salmigondis), compound based on salemine salted food (see salami) and condir to season (see condiment) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for salmagundi



/ (ˌsælməˈɡʌndɪ) /


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
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