Definition of olio in English:


Pronunciation /ˈōlēō/ /ˈoʊlioʊ/


  • 1A highly spiced stew of various meats and vegetables originating from Spain and Portugal.

    Also called olla podrida

  • 2A 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
    1. 2.1A variety act or show.


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