melange

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See also: Melange and mélange

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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 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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