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My childhood memories seem to be wreathed in the twin and far from harmonious olfactory sensations of patchouli oil and caustic soda.
Hamish Bowles

Meaning of "patchouli" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PATCHOULI

From Tamil paccilai, from paccu green + ilai leaf.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PATCHOULI

patchouli  [ˈpætʃʊlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PATCHOULI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Patchouli is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PATCHOULI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

patchouli

Patchouli

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth; also patchouly or pachouli) is a species of plant from the genus Pogostemon. It is a bushy herb of the mint family, with erect stems, reaching two or three feet (about 0.75 metre) in height and bearing small, pale pink-white flowers. The plant is native to tropical regions of Asia, and is now extensively cultivated in China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Taiwan, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as West Africa. The heavy and strong scent of patchouli has been used for centuries in perfumes and, more recently, in incense, insect repellents, and alternative medicines. The word derives from the Tamil patchai (Tamil: பச்சை) (green), ellai (Tamil: இலை) (leaf). In Assamese it is known as xukloti. Pogostemon cablin, P. commosum, P. hortensis, P. heyneasus and P. plectranthoides are all cultivated for their essential oil, known as patchouli oil.

Definition of patchouli in the English dictionary

The definition of patchouli in the dictionary is any of several Asiatic trees of the genus Pogostemon, the leaves of which yield a heavy fragrant oil: family Lamiaceae. Other definition of patchouli is the perfume made from this oil.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PATCHOULI


bully
ˈbʊlɪ
carefully
ˈkeəfʊlɪ
faithfully
ˈfeɪθfʊlɪ
foley
ˈfəʊlɪ
fully
ˈfʊlɪ
goalie
ˈɡəʊlɪ
gratefully
ˈɡreɪtfʊlɪ
holy
ˈhəʊlɪ
hopefully
ˈhəʊpfʊlɪ
pachouli
ˈpætʃʊlɪ
painfully
ˈpeɪnfʊlɪ
patchouly
ˈpætʃʊlɪ
peacefully
ˈpiːsfʊlɪ
pulley
ˈpʊlɪ
roly-poly
ˈrəʊlɪˈpəʊlɪ
slowly
ˈsləʊlɪ
soli
ˈsəʊlɪ
successfully
səkˈsɛsfʊlɪ
thankfully
ˈθæŋkfʊlɪ
wonderfully
ˈwʌndəfʊlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PATCHOULI

patch
patch board
patch panel
patch pocket
patch quilt
patch test
patchable
patched
patched-together
patcher
patchery
patchier
patchiest
patchily
patchiness
patchouly
patchwork
patchwork quilt
patchy
patd

WORDS THAT END LIKE PATCHOULI

annuli
calculi
cumuli
douroucouli
Friuli
funiculi
glomeruli
lapis lazuli
lazuli
Luthuli
moduli
Pauli
puli
reguli
Reticuli
stimuli
tabbouli
tumuli
ventriculi
vox populi

Synonyms and antonyms of patchouli in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «patchouli» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PATCHOULI

Find out the translation of patchouli to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of patchouli from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «patchouli» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

广藿香
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pachuli
570 millions of speakers

English

patchouli
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पचौली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البتشول
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пачули
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

patchouli
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

patchily
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

patchouli
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersemangat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Patchouli
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

パチョリ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

패 출리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Keprungu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

loại cây có mùi thơm ở ấn độ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

patchily
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिडखोरपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

baştan savma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

patchouli
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

paczula
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пачулі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

patchouli
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πατσουλί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

patchouli
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

patchouli
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

patchouli
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of patchouli

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PATCHOULI»

The term «patchouli» is quite widely used and occupies the 42.532 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PATCHOULI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about patchouli

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QUOTES WITH «PATCHOULI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word patchouli.
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Hamish Bowles
My childhood memories seem to be wreathed in the twin and far from harmonious olfactory sensations of patchouli oil and caustic soda.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PATCHOULI»

Discover the use of patchouli in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to patchouli and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Aromatic Plants
Scientific name: Pogostemon patchouli Pellet var. suavis Hook.f; Syn: P. cablin Benth Family: Labiatae Vernacular names: Sanskrit: Pachi; Hindi: Pachauli; Bengali: Pachapat; Patchouli; Malayalam: Pachila, Kattam; Tamil: Kadir pachai, Kattam ...
‎2007
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A Weaver's Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers
Valuable hints from a veteran botanist and weaver on dyeing fibers and fabrics, what soap plants to use for cleaning textiles, advice on fragrant plants to scent and protect fabrics, plant materials to use as tools, suggestions for planning ...
Rita Buchanan, 2012
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CRC Handbook of Alternative Cash Crops
(LAMIACEAE) - Patchouli USES: Patchouli oil is a very important element in fme perfumes, especially "oriental" perfumes. It is widely used in soaps, cosmetics, tobacco and incense as well. It blends well with cassia, clove, vetiver and other ...
James A. Duke, 1993
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The Magical and Ritual Use of Perfumes
Iona Miller. Obtained by distilling the dried roots of the onental plant [patchouli]. . . . It is a fixative of heavy perfumes and also an aphrodisiac with magical powers. — Eric Maple, The Magic of Perfume ...
Iona Miller, 1990
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World Spice Plants: Economic Usage, Botany, Taxonomy
1 990; Wiersema/Leon 1 999 Synonyms > Pogostemon patchouli Pellet; Common Names >• American false pennyroyal, cablin patchouli, patchouly; Chinese: guang huo xiang, huo hsiang; French: patchouli de cablin; German: Indisches ...
Johannes Seidemann, 2005
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Wicca Spellcraft for Men: A Spellbook for Male Pagans
Guidelines of magick and spellcraft have included lust as one of the powers of patchouli for a very long time. Knowing that part of the lore of patchouli is that it inspires lust, I have deliberately observed the way my lovers have re- sponded with ...
A. J. Drew, 2001
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Aromatherapy Massage: Essential Oils Explained for Health ...
B S3 Diarrhoea Peppermint, eucalyptus. chamomile. tea tree, lavender, geranium Earache Chamomile, lavender, tea tree ^jj Eczema (dry) Chamomile, geranium, patchouli Q Q B S3 Eczema (weeping) Bergamot, juniper, melissa DB S3 ...
‎2004
8
Vibrational Healing: Revealing the Essence of Nature Through ...
Revealing the Essence of Nature Through Aromatherapy and Essential Oils Deborah Eidson. PATCHOULI Pogostemon cablin — Labiatae Transformations Key: Grounds and Fortifies the Will to Live. Developing a reverent attitude towards the ...
Deborah Eidson, 2000
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A Fragrant Introduction to Terpenoid Chemistry
Elimination of a proton from this intermediate gives P-patchoulene (7.80), a component of patchouli oil. Various 1,2- carbon shifts are also possible. As always, the preference is for the most heavily subsituted carbon atom to move. In this case ...
Charles Sell, 2003
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Cultivation of Tropical, Subtropical Vegetables, Spices, ...
Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli) is a highly aromatic bushy under-shrub. It is cultivated for its highly fragrant leaves which contain a very sweet smelling oil of lasting stickly odour. The crop is grown in small pockets in Karnataka, Kerala and  ...
Niir Board, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PATCHOULI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term patchouli is used in the context of the following news items.
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FOREVER BEAUTIFUL: Springwatch star Kate Humble's skin …
Sweetpea & verbena is a blend of citrus, fused with jasmine, patchouli and incense, while rose & frankincense also combines lavender, musk ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
2
Leftward Lurch Imperils Democrat Party
Only a drum-circle and piped-in scents of patchouli were missing from what ought to have been a leftist dream-team of Presidential politics. «Breitbart News, Jul 15»
3
Natural health: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, reactions to perfume
... ylang ylang, jasmine, sandalwood, frankincense, patchouli, and cinnamon, or the fresh scents of orange blossom, rose, lavender, and linden. «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
4
Nicki Minaj Announces New Fragrance 'The PinkPrint' — Get The …
The fragrance itself includes top notes of pink grapefruit, bergamot and passion fruit, with earthier base notes of sandalwood and patchouli. «Hollywood Life, Jul 15»
5
WPKN: A half-century in the groove
This is not to say that WPKN is a shrine to the age of patchouli oil and lava lamps. Rather, it's become a place on the radio dial where the ... «CT Post, Jul 15»
6
From shoes to scent, Oliver Sweeney just got into the fragrance game
A rich, earthy base of smoky oud, rich cashmere and sandalwood, cut through with fresh notes of greener splashes of patchouli and moss - all ... «GQ.com, Jul 15»
7
Six celebrity apologies that fell flat
In a taped episode of “Fashion Police,” Rancic said actress Zendaya's dreadlocks made her look like she smells “like patchouli oil” or even ... «NEWS.com.au, Jul 15»
8
In the Bay Area, the Grateful Dead will live — and twirl — forever
The neighborhood and its squatters, many fogged in by a cloud of patchouli and pot, seem permanently stuck in the Never-Ending Summer of ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
9
Art mirrors our environment
“If you came to Stockholm today, you came up or over a river,” musician Julie Patchouli told the folks gathered at the 42nd Annual Art Fair. «Agri-View, Jul 15»
10
Rihanna unveils first look at artwork for new RiRi perfrume
With a fragrance portfolio that boasts heavier, more sensuous and cold-weather-friendly notes like musk, amber and patchouli, we're excited ... «PPP Focus.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Patchouli [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/patchouli>. Jul 2020 ».
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