from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small southeast Asian shrub (Pogostemon cablin) in the mint family, having leaves that yield a fragrant oil used in the manufacture of perfumes.
- n. A perfume made from the oil of this plant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of several East Indian menthaceous plants which yield a highly fragrant oil.
- n. The oil or perfume made from these plants.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small shrubby mintlike plant (Pogostemon cablin syn. Pogostemon Patchouli) of the East Indies, yielding an essential oil from which a highly valued perfume is made.
- n. The heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An East Indian odoriferous plant, Pogostemon Patchouli, of the mint family.
- n. The perfume itself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small East Indian shrubby mint; fragrant oil from its leaves is used in perfumes
- n. a heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant
Tamil paccuḷi.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Tamil pachchai பச்சை (green), and ellai இலை (leaf). (Wiktionary)