Etymology
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potpourri (n.)

also pot-pourri, 1610s, "mixed meats and vegetables cooked together and served in a stew," from French pot pourri "stew," literally "rotten pot" (loan-translation of Spanish olla podrida), from pourri, past participle of pourrir "to rot," from Vulgar Latin *putrire, from Latin putrescere "grow rotten" (see putrescent). The notion of "medley" led to the meaning "mixture of dried flowers and spices," attested in English by 1749. Figurative sense (originally in music) of "miscellaneous collection" is recorded from 1855.

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Definitions of potpourri

potpourri (n.)
a collection containing a variety of sorts of things;
Synonyms: assortment / mixture / mixed bag / miscellany / miscellanea / variety / salmagundi / smorgasbord / motley
potpourri (n.)
a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources;
Synonyms: medley / pastiche
potpourri (n.)
a jar of mixed flower petals and spices used as perfume;
From wordnet.princeton.edu