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Syllabification: o·li·o
Pronunciation: /ˈōlēō

Definition of olio in English:

noun (plural olios)

1Another term for olla podrida.
Example sentences
  • On this day in 1669 Samuel Pepys wrote of dining on olio, or olla podrida.
1.1A miscellaneous collection of things.
1.2A variety act or show.


mid 17th century: from Spanish olla 'stew', from Latin olla 'cooking pot'.

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