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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 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, hashView synonyms
- 1.2 A variety act or show.
Mid 17th century: from Spanish olla ‘stew’, from Latin olla ‘cooking pot’.
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