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patchouli

noun patch·ou·li \ˈpa-chə-lē, pə-ˈchü-lē\

Simple Definition of patchouli

  • : a perfume that is made from the oil of a southeast Asian plant

Full Definition of patchouli

  1. :  a heavy perfume made from the fragrant essential oil of a southeast Asian mint (Pogostemon cablin); also :  the plant itself

Variants of patchouli

also patch·ou·ly play \ˈpa-chə-lē, pə-ˈchü-lē\

Origin of patchouli

Tamil paccuḷi


First Known Use: 1845

Rhymes with patchouli


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