One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A highly spiced Spanish-style stew containing a mixture of meat and vegetables.
- 1.1 Any miscellaneous assortment or collection.‘an olla podrida of romance, comedy, and tragedy’
- 1.1 Any miscellaneous assortment or collection.
Spanish, literally ‘rotten pot’, from Latin olla ‘jar’ + putridus ‘rotten’.
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