miscellany

Miscellany is a collection of different sorts of things. If organization is not one of your strong points, your purse may contain a miscellany of surprising items.

Miscellany comes from the Latin for "mix," and a miscellany is a mixture of things. If you don't clean your car out very often, there may be a miscellany of relics in the backseat: a flip flop left over from your last trip to the beach, a few stale French fries, your last report card, and maybe a magazine or two.

Definitions of miscellany
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n a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

Synonyms:
assortment, medley, miscellanea, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety
Types:
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grab bag
an assortment of miscellaneous items
witch's brew, witches' brew, witches' broth
a fearsome mixture
range
a variety of different things or activities
selection
an assortment of things from which a choice can be made
farrago, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag
a motley assortment of things
alphabet soup
a confusing assortment
sampler
an assortment of various samples
band
a range of frequencies between two limits
Type of:
accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection
several things grouped together or considered as a whole

n an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.

Synonyms:
florilegium, garland
Type of:
anthology
a collection of selected literary passages

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