Definition of olio in English:

olio

noun

  • 1Another term for olla podrida.

    See also olla podrida
    • ‘On this day in 1669 Samuel Pepys wrote of dining on olio, or olla podrida.’
    1. 1.1 A miscellaneous collection of things.
      mixture, blend, medley, melange, miscellany, mixed bag, pot-pourri, mosaic, patchwork, mix, compound, composite, collection, motley collection, assortment, conglomeration, hotchpotch, hodgepodge, jumble, ragbag, mishmash, farrago, hash
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    2. 1.2 A variety act or show.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from Spanish olla ‘stew’, from Latin olla ‘cooking pot’.

Pronunciation

olio

/ˈoʊlioʊ//ˈōlēō/