potpourri

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pəʊ.pɜː(ɹ).i/, /pəʊ.pɔː(ɹ).i/

Noun[edit]

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potpourri (plural potpourris)

  1. A collection of various things; an assortment, mixed bag or motley.
  2. An anthology of miscellaneous prose.
  3. (music) A medley of songs or music.
  4. A mixture of dried fragrant plant material, often in a decorative bowl, used to scent a room.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: pot‧pour‧ri

Noun[edit]

potpourri m (plural potpourri's, diminutive potpourrietje n)

  1. several songs strung together (medley).
  2. A mixture of dried fragrant plant material, often in a decorative bowl, used to scent a room.
  3. A number of varied literary articles.

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Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

potpourri m (plural potpourris)

  1. Alternative spelling of pot-pourri