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English noun: smorgasbord

1. smorgasbord (group) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things


SamplesA great assortment of cars was on display.
He had a variety of disorders.
A veritable smorgasbord of religions.


Synonymsassortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, variety


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection


Narrower (hyponym)alphabet soup, farrago, gallimaufry, grab bag, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag, range, sampler, selection, witch's brew, witches' brew, witches' broth

2. smorgasbord (food) an assortment of foods starting with herring or smoked eel or salmon etc with bread and butter; then cheeses and eggs and pickled vegetables and aspics; finally hot foods; served as a buffet meal


Broader (hypernym)buffet


Domain regionScandinavia









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