patchouli

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Borrowing from French patchouli, from Tamil பச்சை (paccai, green) + இலை (ilai, leaf).

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patchouli (countable and uncountable, plural patchoulis)

  1. Any of several East Indian plants in the genus Pogostemon, especially Pogostemon cablin, which yield a highly fragrant oil.
  2. The oil or perfume made from these plants.

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French[edit]

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patchouli m (uncountable)

  1. patchouli (plant)
  2. patchouli (oil)

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patchouli m (plural patchoulis)

  1. Alternative spelling of patchuli