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Patchouly

patchouly

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.


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