Definition - A disorderly collection is a congeries. The plural of the word congeries is congeries.

Etymology -
The word derives from the Latin congerere, to heap up.

Oxford English Dictionary -
Its first citation is from 1619:
"Yet is hee a congeries … a masse of many unlike and repugnant affections."
(M. Fotherby Atheom. ii. x. §3 (1622) 303)

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