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miscellany

noun [S] uk   /mɪˈsel.ə.ni/ us  

miscellany noun [S] (MIXTURE)

a mixture of different things: The museum houses a fascinating miscellany of nautical treasures.

miscellany noun [S] (BOOK)

a book containing a collection of pieces of writing either by different writers or by one writer on different subjects: She's just finished editing "A Miscellany of English Cookery".
Translations of “miscellany”
in Chinese (Traditional) 混合物, 混合物,大雜燴…
in Chinese (Simplified) 混合物, 混合物,大杂烩…
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