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Pot-Pourri (French)

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A mixture of dried sweet-smelling flower-petals and herbs preserved in a vase. Also a hotchpotch or olla podriʹda. In music, a medley of favourite tunes strung together. (See Pasticcio.)

Pourri means dead [flowers], and pot-pourri, strictly speaking, is the vase containing the sweet mixture.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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