Potpourri Definition

pōpo͝o-rē
potpourris
noun
potpourris
A stew.
Webster's New World
A combination of incongruous things.
American Heritage
A medley, miscellany, or anthology.
Webster's New World
A mixture of dried flower petals with spices, kept as in a jar for its fragrance.
Webster's New World

A collection of various things; an assortment, mixed bag or motley.

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Other Word Forms of Potpourri

Noun

Singular:
potpourri
Plural:
potpourris

Origin of Potpourri

  • French pot pourri (translation of Spanish olla podrida) pot pot potiche pourri past participle of pourrir to rot (from Old French purir) (from Vulgar Latin putrīre) (from Latin putrēscere putrid)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French pot pourri, meaning "rotten pot", itself from Spanish olla podrida, same meaning and name of a stew.

    From Wiktionary

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