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  • n. Alternative spelling of patchouli.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant
  • n. small East Indian shrubby mint; fragrant oil from its leaves is used in perfumes


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