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Potpourri Definition


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Other Potpourri Definition

[n] a jar of mixed flower petals and spices used as perfume
[n] a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
[n] a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"

Misc. Definitions

\Pot`pour`ri"\, n. [F., fr. pot pot + pourri, p. p. of pourrir to rot, L. putrere. Cf. {Olla-podrida}.] A medley or mixture. Specifically: (a) A ragout composed of different sorts of meats, vegetables, etc., cooked together. (b) A jar or packet of flower leaves, perfumes, and spices, used to scent a room. (c) A piece of music made up of different airs strung together; a medley. (d) A literary production composed of parts brought together without order or bond of connection.

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