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1A highly spiced Spanish-style stew containing a mixture of meat and vegetables.
- ‘If any one thing can serve as the symbol for the cuisines of Spain, it is probably the olla, the earthenware pot in which so many one-pot dishes, especially cocido and olla podrida, are made.’
- ‘Here it takes the form of a simple chicken, chorizo and chickpea stew, the very nature of an olla podrida allowing you to use whatever you like.’
- 1.1Any miscellaneous assortment or collection.‘an olla podrida of romance, comedy, and tragedy’
- ‘The perpetrators, rashly ignoring Rudyard Kipling's warning about East and West (never the twain shall meet), have concocted an olla podrida - a stew of oily East and putrid West clumsily combining the dregs of each.’
Spanish, literally rotten pot from Latin olla jar + putridus rotten.
olla podrida/ˌälə pəˈdrēdə//ˌô(l)yə/
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