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Topic: FOOD

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Swedish
Origin: smörgåsbord, from smörgås 'open sandwich' + bord 'table'

smorgasbord

noun
     
smor‧gas‧bord [uncountable and countable]
1

a smorgasbord of something

a large variety of different things:
a smorgasbord of art from around the world
2DF a meal in which people serve themselves from a large number of different dishes [= buffet]
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