PRONUNCIATION: (OL-uh puh-DREE-duh, AWL-yuh, AW-yuh)
1. An incongruous mixture.
2. A spicy stew of seasoned meat, vegetables, chickpeas, etc.
ETYMOLOGY: From Spanish olla podrida (literally, rotten pot), from olla (pot) + feminine of podrido (rotten).
USAGE: "Alice Randall's collection of cookbooks is formidable, an olla podrida of Junior League and soul food cookbooks and classics like The Joy of Cooking."Penelope Green; What Matters Most; The New York Times; Sep 16, 2009. (from Wordsmith.org )