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Mar 19, 2010
This week's theme
Words about food and eating

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salmagundi
edacious
olla podrida
prandial
gallimaufry

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gallimaufry

PRONUNCIATION:
(gal-uh-MAW-free)

MEANING:
noun: A hodgepodge; a jumble.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Middle French galimafree (stew), probably from galer (to make merry) + mafrer (to gorge oneself).

USAGE:
"I've got a gallimaufry of cosmetics bottles of various kinds."
Caroline Kamp; How Do I Look?; The Independent (London, UK); May 21, 2005.

See more usage examples of gallimaufry in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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