Part of speech: noun
Origin: French, unknown
A dish of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions, and seasoning.
A general mixture; a miscellaneous collection.
Examples of Salmagundi in a sentence
"Order the salmagundi — I heard it is this restaurant's specialty."
"Jason's room is a salmagundi of his interests from the past decade."
Salmagundi originated from the French word "salmigondis" (potluck, hodgepodge). However, the exact time period and context this word developed from is a mystery.
Did you Know?
The Salmagundi Club of Greenwich Village, NYC is a fine arts center with a rich history of famous patrons (such as honorary member Winston Churchill). Its most interesting quality, however, is its name's origin: salmagundi, a stew served by the group since its founding in 1871.