melange

See also: Melange and mélange

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EtymologyEdit

From French mélange, from Middle French mélange, meslange, from Old French meslance, meslinges (set of diverse elements), derived from mescler (to mingle, mix up) (modern French mêler), from Vulgar Latin *misculāre, from Latin misceō (mix) + -inges, a suffix from Frankish *-ingo (-ing). More at mix, -ing.

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  • IPA(key): /məˈlɑnʒ/, /məˈlɑ̃ʒ/
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NounEdit

melange (plural melanges)

  1. A collection containing a variety of miscellaneous things
    The room was a melange of comic books and posters.
  2. A Viennese coffee speciality, half steamed milk and half coffee.

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