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[n] cooked meats and eggs and vegetables usually arranged in rows around the plate and dressed with a salad dressing
[n] a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"


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\Sal`ma*gun"di\, n. [F. salmigondis, of uncertain origin; perhaps from L. salgama condita, pl.; salgama pickles + condita preserved (see {Condite}); or from the Countess Salmagondi, lady of honor to Maria de Medici, who is said to have invented it; or cf. It. salame salt meat, and F. salmis a ragout.]
1. A mixture of chopped meat and pickled herring, with oil, vinegar, pepper, and onions. --Johnson.
2. Hence, a mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a potpourri; a miscellany. --W. Irving.
As I have mentioned at the door to this young shaver, I am on a chase in the name of the king. --Dickens.
5. (Mech.) A tool or machine for shaving. {A note shaver}, a person who buys notes at a discount greater than the legal rate of interest. [Cant, U.S.]

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