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potpourri (n.)

also pot-pourri, 1610s, "mixed meats 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). Notion of "medley" led to meaning "mixture of dried flowers and spices," first recorded in English 1749. Figurative sense (originally in music) of "miscellaneous collection" is recorded from 1855.

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Definitions of potpourri from WordNet

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;
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