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Word of the day: Macédoine

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Macédoine: Noun- A mixture of fruits or vegetables, often served as a salad.

Pronunciation: [ mas-i-dwahn ]

Macédoine is the French name of Macedonia, known today as North Macedonia, a country in southeastern Europe that borders Greece. An unconfirmed explanation for the definition of macédoine is a nod to Macedonia’s historical ethnic diversity. Macedonia is related to makednós, “tall,” in reference to human height or the region’s highlands. Macédoine was first recorded in English in the 1810s.

Example: The macédoine of citrus and melon proved to be a popular appetizer at the potluck.








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