olio


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Olio \O"li*o\ ([=o]"l[i^]*[-o] or [=o]l"y[-o]), n. [Sp. olla a
   round earthen pot, a dish of boiled or stewed meat, fr. L.
   olla a pot, dish. Cf. Olla, Olla-podrida.]
   1. A dish of stewed meat of different kinds. [Obs.]
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            Besides a good olio, the dishes were trifling.
                                                  --Evelyn.
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   2. A mixture; a medley. --Dryden.
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   3. (Mus.) A collection of miscellaneous pieces.
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