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Farrago

A farrago of nonsense. A confused heap of nonsense. Farrago is properly a mixture of far (meal) with other ingredients for the use of cattle.

“Anquetil was derided ..., for having suffered a farrago of nonsense to be palmed off upon him by his Parsi teachers as the works of the sage Zoroaster.” —Whitney: Oriental Studies (Avesta), chap. vi. p. 184.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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