1. (Science: botany) A mintlike plant (Pogostemon Patchouli) of the East Indies, yielding an essential oil from which a highly valued perfume is made.
2. The perfume made from this plant.
(Science: chemistry) Patchouly camphor, a substance homologous with and resembling borneol, found in patchouly oil.
Origin: CF. F. Patchouli; prob. Of East Indian origin.