patchouli

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

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Definition of patchouli

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

Origin and Etymology of patchouli

Tamil paccuḷi


First Known Use: 1845


PATCHOULI Defined for English Language Learners

patchouli

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

Definition of patchouli for English Language Learners

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

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