Vocabulary: mélange

Title: House Rules
Author: Jodi Picoult
Sentence: In the mudroom, there's a mélange of items—from the coat that must belong to the girl to a walking stick to a pair of men's boots.
Page: 95

Word: mélange
  • a mixture often of incongruous elements
  • Etymology: French, from Middle French, from mesler, meler to mix
   Source: Merriam-Webster Online

My daughter’s name is Melanie. Wonder if mélange is related etymologically?

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