[poh-poo-ree, poh-poo-ree] /ˌpoʊ pʊˈri, ˈpoʊ pʊˌri/
a mixture of dried petals of roses or other flowers with spices, kept in a jar for their fragrance.
a musical medley.
a collection of miscellaneous literary extracts.
any mixture, especially of unrelated objects, subjects, etc.
noun (pl) -ris
a collection of mixed flower petals dried and preserved in a pot to scent the air
a collection of unrelated or disparate items; miscellany
a medley of popular tunes
a stew of meat and vegetables
also pot-pourri, 1610s, “mixed meats served in a stew,” from French pot pourri “stew,” literally “rotten pot” (loan-translation of Spanish olla podrida), from pourri, past participle of pourrir “to rot,” from Vulgar Latin *putrire, from Latin putrescere “grow rotten” (see putrescent). Notion of “medley” led to meaning “mixture of dried flowers and spices,” first recorded in English 1749. Figurative sense (originally in music) of “miscellaneous collection” is recorded from 1855.
noun 1. a dish of meat, usually brisket of beef or chuck roast, stewed in one piece in a covered pot and served in its own gravy. noun 1. meat, esp beef, that is browned and cooked slowly in a covered pot with very little water, often with vegetables added
[pot] /pɒt/ noun 1. a container of earthenware, metal, etc., usually round and deep and having a handle or handles and often a lid, used for cooking, serving, and other purposes. 2. such a container with its contents: a pot of stew. 3. the amount contained in or held by a pot; potful. 4. a […]
[pot-shurd] /ˈpɒtˌʃɜrd/ noun 1. a broken pottery fragment, especially one of archaeological value. /ˈpɒtˌʃɜːd/ noun 1. a broken fragment of pottery n. early 14c., from pot (n.1) + Middle English schoord, from Old English sceard (see shard). a “shred”, i.e., anything severed, as a fragment of earthenware (Job 2:8; Prov. 26:23; Isa. 45:9).
[pots-dam; for 1 also German pawts-dahm] /ˈpɒts dæm; for 1 also German ˈpɔts dɑm/ noun 1. a city in and the capital of Brandenburg, in NE Germany, SW of Berlin: formerly the residence of German emperors; wartime conference July–August 1945 of Truman, Stalin, Churchill, and later, Attlee. 2. a town in N New York. [bran-duh […]