pas·tiche /pæˈstiʃ, pɑ-/ [pa-steesh, pah-] –noun
2. an incongruous combination of materials, forms, motifs, etc., taken from different sources; hodgepodge.
[Origin: 1700–10; < F < It pasticcio pasticcio]
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