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- A stew of highly seasoned meat and vegetables.
- A mixture; a hodge-podge.
2003 August 22, Rotan E. Lee, “Black gay men suffer double racism”, Philadelphia Tribune:
- Continuously testing the resilience of the melting pot differentiates America from other places; and the olla podrida of colors and cultures creates a reservoir of talents unduplicated on the planet.