[pach-oo-lee, puh-choo-lee] /ˈpætʃ ʊ li, pəˈtʃu li/
a plant, Pogostemon cablin, of tropical Asia, that yields a fragrant oil (patchouli oil) used in the manufacture of perfumes.
a penetrating perfume made from this oil.
any of several Asiatic trees of the genus Pogostemon, the leaves of which yield a heavy fragrant oil: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
the perfume made from this oil
perfume made from an Indian plant of the mint family, 1845, from the native name for the plant in Madras, said to be from Tamil pachchai “green” + ilai “leaf.” The form of the word appears French, but this has not been explained and the record of it in English predates that in French.
- Patch out
verb phrase To make a quick start in a car, so as to spin the wheels and leave patches of rubber on the pavement (1960s+ Students)
noun 1. a pocket formed by sewing a piece of shaped material to the outside of a garment. noun 1. a pocket on the outside of a garment
- Patch pumpkin
- Patch quilt
noun 1. (Irish) a patchwork quilt