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macedoine

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French Macédoine (Macedonia).

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macedoine (plural macedoines)

  1. A mixture of diced vegetables or fruit served as a salad.
  2. (figuratively) A medley or mixture.
    • 1937, P. G. Wodehouse, 'Lord Emsworth and Others', Overlook, Woodstock: 2002, pp 112-113.
      It was as if a shell had burst in my immediate neighbourhood... A gaping chasm opened in the hillside. The air became full of a sort of macedoine of grass, dirt, flowers and beetles.

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