potpourri


pot·pour·ri

noun \ˌpō-p-ˈrē\

: a mixture of dried flower petals, leaves, and spices that is used to make a room smell pleasant

: a collection of different things

Full Definition of POTPOURRI

1
:  a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent
2
:  a miscellaneous collection :  medley <a potpourri of the best songs and sketches — Current Biography>

Examples of POTPOURRI

  1. The festival was a musical potpourri—performances included folk, jazz, blues, and rap music.
  2. <a potpourri of hit songs from the last 10 years>

Origin of POTPOURRI

French pot pourri, literally, rotten pot
First Known Use: 1749

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