smor|gas|bord or smör|gås|bord «SMR guhs|brd, -bohrd; Swedish SMERR gohs boord», noun.
1. a) an elaborate Scandinavian luncheon or supper, with a large variety of meats, salads, fish, hors d'oeuvres, and the like, served from a buffet. b) any buffet meal with a elaborate variety of food.
2. Figurative: »

But to combat the accompanying inflation it has served up a regular smorgasbord of economic schemes (Wall Street Journal).

[American English < Swedish smörgåsbord < smörgås open-faced sandwich + bord table]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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