See also: Melange, mélange, and mélangé

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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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melange ‎(plural melanges)

  1. A mixture of different things; a disordered mixture.
    The room was a melange of comic books and posters.
  2. A Viennese coffee speciality, half steamed milk and half coffee.
  3. (geology) A large-scale breccia formed in the accretionary wedge over a subductional environment.

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