Salmagundi---(its full name: Salmagundi; or, The Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq., and Others).
   A popular American periodical consisting of pamphlets containing humorous and satiric essays and poems, published from 1807 to 1808 and from 1819 to 1820.
   Salmagundi was originally published by William Irving, James Kirke Paulding, and Washington Irving, writing under psuedonyms such as Anthony Evergreen, Jeremy Cockcroft, Esq., and Mustapha Rub-a-Dub Keli Khan.
   The periodical consisted of light verse and droll commentary, along with essays on topics such as 'the conduct of the world', politics, society, women's fashions, enertainment, etc.

Sal`ma*gun"di (?), n. [F. salmigondis of uncertain origin; perhaps from L. salgama condita, pl.; salgama pickles + condita preserved (see Condite); or from the Countess Salmagondi, lady of honor to Maria de Medici, who is said to have invented it; or cf. It. salame salt meat, and F. salmis a ragout.]

1.

A mixture of chopped meat and pickled herring, with oil, vinegar, pepper, and onions.

Johnson.

2.

Hence, a mixture of various ingredients; an olio or medley; a potpourri; a miscellany.

W. Irving.

 

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