Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of POTPOURRI

Pronunciation:  `powpû'ree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a jar of mixed flower petals and spices used as perfume
  2. [n]  a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
  3. [n]  a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"

POTPOURRI is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: assortment, medley, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, pastiche, salmagundi, variety
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, composition, essence, farrago, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, musical composition, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, opus, perfume, piece, piece of music, ragbag, range, sampler, selection



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pot`pour`ri"\, n. [F., fr. pot pot + pourri, p. p. of
pourrir to rot, L. putrere. Cf. {Olla-podrida}.]
A medley or mixture. Specifically:
(a) A ragout composed of different sorts of meats,
    vegetables, etc., cooked together.
(b) A jar or packet of flower leaves, perfumes, and spices,
    used to scent a room.
(c) A piece of music made up of different airs strung
    together; a medley.
(d) A literary production composed of parts brought together
    without order or bond of connection.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: all sorts, assemblage, assortment, atomizer, broad spectrum, capriccio, caprice, censer, conglomeration, divertissement, fantasia, fumigator, gallimaufry, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpot, hotchpotch, humoresque, incense burner, incensory, jumble, magpie, mash, medley, melange, mess, mingle-mangle, miscellany, mishmash, mix, mixed bag, odds and ends, odorator, odorizer, olio, olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, parfumoir, pasticcio, pastiche, patchwork, perfumer, pomander, pouncet-box, purse atomizer, romance, romanza, sachet, salad, salmagundi, sauce, scent bag, scent ball, scent bottle, scent box, scenter, scramble, smelling bottle, spray, stew, thurible, vinaigrette, what you will