A mixture of minced veal, chicken, or turkey, anchovies or
pickled herrings, and onions, all chopped together, and served with
lemon-juice and oil; said to be so called from Salmagondi, one of the
ladies attached to the suite of Mary de Medicis, wife of Henri IV. of
France. She either invented the dish or was so fond of it that it went
by her name.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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