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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Definitions for olla podrida

  1. A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
  2. A mixture; a hodgepodge.

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Citations for olla podrida
This complex, Byzantine, at times long-winded work, which spent more than 60 weeks on Spain's best sellers list, throws together mystery, romance, and crime into one big mix like an olla podrida. Lawrence Olszewski, Library Journal
The whole piece is an olla podrida of light music, in which the jig is the most conspicuous. Juanita Karpf and Tom Scott, Popular Music and Society
Origin of olla podrida
Olla podrida comes from the Spanish, literally "rotten pot," from olla, "pot" (from Latin olla) + podrida, feminine of podrido, "rotten," from Latin putridus.