Definition of potpourri noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌpəʊpʊˈriː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌpoʊpʊˈriː//
    (from French)
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] a mixture of dried flowers and leaves used for making a room smell pleasant
  2. 2[singular] a mixture of various things that were not originally intended to form a group a potpourri of tunes
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent. (denoting a stew made of different kinds of meat): from French, literally ‘rotten pot’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: potpourri