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
- 2.1A variety act or show.
Mid 17th century from Spanish olla ‘stew’, from Latin olla ‘cooking pot’.
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