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Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: amalgame, from Medieval Latin amalgama, probably from Greek malagma 'softening substance'

amalgam

noun
     
Related topics: Chemistry
a‧mal‧gam
[countable] formal a mixture of different things
amalgam of
an amalgam of different styles

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