American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An East Indian odoriferous plant, Pogostemon Patchouli, of the mint family. It grows 2 or 3 feet high, bears spikes of densely whorled small flowers, and ovate leaves 2 or 3 inches long. It yields a perfume long favorite in the East, and now common elsewhere. It gives their peculiar odor to India ink and India shawls. The dried leaves are much used in sachets, to scent clothing, etc. The essential oil in which the odor resides is distilled for toilet use. Also called
- n. The perfume itself.
- n. Any of several East Indian menthaceous plants which yield a highly fragrant oil.
- n. The oil or perfume made from these plants.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) 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.
- n. small East Indian shrubby mint; fragrant oil from its leaves is used in perfumes
- n. a heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant
- From Tamil pachchai பச்சை (green), and ellai இலை (leaf). (Wiktionary)
- Tamil paccuḷi. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“As a generation, perhaps we weren't the "greatest," but we certainly were the greatest surprise, when we returned from college drenched in patchouli oil, spouting Karl Marx, and wearing clown pants and braids in our beards.”
“a good friend of mine and I are in agreement that patchouli is disgusting.”
“That said, these days I'm an essential oils gal-namely patchouli and it is certainly long as in forever lasting!”
“For example, chamomile is often used for relaxation, as is patchouli, which is typically used for meditation.”
“It's the clean and modern kind of patchouli - like what you'd find in Midnight Poison, Black Orchid, etc.”
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