Pot-pourri

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pot-pourri pō-pōō-rē′ a ragout of meats, vegetables, &c.: a mixture of sweet-scented materials, chiefly dried flowers: medley of musical airs: a literary production composed of unconnected parts.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. pot, pot, pourrir, to rot—L. putrēre, to putrefy.

Usage

In literature:

Even so, ere this, the pot-pourri had mixed itself with the tints of the old brocade, and brocade and pot-pourri had long been one.
"The Golden Age" by Kenneth Grahame
And, Cecily, thank you ever so much for that little bag of pot-pourri.
"The Golden Road" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
She gave me tea in the old library, sweet with the fragrance of pot-pourri.
"The Brother of Daphne" by Dornford Yates
Aunt Olivia told Peggy and me about him on the afternoon we went over to help her gather her late roses for pot-pourri.
"Chronicles of Avonlea" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
No bed, no wash-stand, no chest of drawers, no wardrobe, no mirror, not even a jar of Clara's special pot-pourri.
"The Freelands" by John Galsworthy
The afternoon sun lay softly on its deep verandas; the pot pourri incense of fallen rose-leaves haunted it still.
"Clarence" by Bret Harte
This army here is a pot-pourri, they say, of all the varied scoundrelisms of Europe!
"Under Two Flags" by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
I wish I could make pot-pourri like yours.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
This is a similar preparation to pot pourri.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
Nothing fresher than such stale pot-pourri as the following is to be gathered up in thin sprinklings from off the dry flat soil.
"A Study of Shakespeare" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
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In news:

Stove Top Pot Pourri By Patricia Haggerty, Community Blogger PhillyBurbs.com.
Stove Top Pot Pourri By Patricia Haggerty, Community Blogger PhillyBurbs.com.
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In science:

From a small pot pourri of papers treating diverse acceleration problems, I wish to highlight two contributions before proceeding to the astrophysically-oriented offerings.
Cosmic Ray Origin, Acceleration and Propagation
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