potpourri

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noun pot·pour·ri \ˌpō-pu̇-ˈrē\

Definition of potpourri

  1. 1 :  a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent

  2. 2 :  a miscellaneous collection :  medley <a potpourri of the best songs and sketches — Current Biog.>

Examples of potpourri in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of potpourri

French pot pourri, literally, rotten pot


First Known Use: 1749


POTPOURRI Defined for English Language Learners

potpourri

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noun pot·pour·ri \ˌpō-pu̇-ˈrē\

Definition of potpourri for English Language Learners

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

  • : a collection of different things



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