Patchouli

Looking down at flowering patchouli plant also known as pogostemon cablin used in aromatherapy, essential oils and herbal medicine.

Pogostemon cablin

Patchouli (Wiktionary)

English

Alternative forms

  • patchouly, pachouli

Etymology

Borrowed from French patchouli, from Tamil பச்சை (paccai, green) + இலை (ilai, leaf).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /pəˈtʃuli/

Noun

patchouli (countable and uncountable, plural patchoulis)

  1. Any of several East Indian plants in the genus Pogostemon, especially Pogostemon cablin, which yield a highly fragrant
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