Definition of Patchouli

1. Noun. Small East Indian shrubby mint; fragrant oil from its leaves is used in perfumes.

Exact synonyms: Pachouli, Patchouly, Pogostemon Cablin
Group relationships: Genus Pogostemon, Pogostemon
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



2. Noun. A heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant.
Exact synonyms: Pachouli, Patchouly
Generic synonyms: Essence, Perfume

Definition of Patchouli

1. n. A mintlike plant (Pogostemon Patchouli) of the East Indies, yielding an essential oil from which a highly valued perfume is made.

Definition of Patchouli

1. Noun. Any of several East Indian menthaceous plants which yield a highly fragrant oil. ¹

2. Noun. The oil or perfume made from these plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Patchouli

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Literary usage of Patchouli

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1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1908)
"78), in which the author points out that the patchouli plant used in China is not the patchouli of European commerce ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1908)
"78), in which the author points out that the patchouli plant used in China is not the patchouli of European commerce (Pogostemon patchouli, ..."

3. Silhouettes by Arthur Symons (1896)
"BEING A WORD ON BEHALF OF patchouli. AN ingenuous reviewer once described some verses of mine as " unwholesome," because, he said, they had "a faint smell ..."

4. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"Its total length is about 80 m., and it affords valuable water power. It is navigable for large vessels to Baltimore. patchouli, a perfume, the name of ..."

5. Chamber's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge (1891)
"patchouli, a perfume derived from the dried branches of Pogostemon patchouli ... The odour of patchouli was known in Europe before the material itself was ..."

6. Technical Methods of Chemical Analysis by Georg Lunge, Charles Alexander Keane, E. Adam, P. Aulich, T. L. Bailey, C. O. Bannister (1914)
"... saponification value after acetylation not below 225. patchouli Oil.—From the leaves of Pogostemon patchouli, Pelletier. d16" ..."

7. The Soap Maker's Handbook of Materials, Processes and Receipts for Every by Carl Deite, Alwin Engelhardt, F. Wiltner (1912)
"Such adulterations can be detected by the oil being insoluble in 70 per cent. alcohol. patchouli oil is obtained from the leaves of the patchouli plant, ..."

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