Definition of miscellanea in US English:


plural noun

  • Miscellaneous items, especially literary compositions, that have been collected together.

    ‘miscellanea derived from a job lot of anthropological monographs’
    • ‘For several years I've been tucking away miscellanea about the record that intrigued me, and something tells me it's time to put it in play.’
    • ‘A tenth chapter, ‘Anglican Life,’ adds historical and contemporary depictions of Prayer Book worship and other interesting miscellanea.’
    • ‘It covers over 500 products and 175 materials, and includes domestic furniture, lighting, electrical appliances, clothing, textiles, transport, buildings and building materials, and a good deal of miscellanea.’
    • ‘She describes the physical settings, the women and their customers, the transactions between them, and the gossip, infighting and other miscellanea that make up daily life in a brothel.’
    • ‘The other consists of a major collection of private papers and miscellanea related to she and her son.’


Late 16th century: from Latin, neuter plural of miscellaneus (see miscellaneous).