potpourri

noun pot·pour·ri \ ˌpō-pu̇-ˈrē \
Updated on: 4 Jan 2018

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 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

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Origin and Etymology of potpourri

French pot pourri, literally, rotten pot


POTPOURRI Defined for English Language Learners

potpourri

noun

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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