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 Biog.>
Examples of potpourri in a sentence
The festival was a musical potpourri—performances included folk, jazz, blues, and rap music.
<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
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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