or pach·ou·li, patch·ou·ly
Origin of patchouli
Examples from the Web for patchouli
I could smell the patchouli oil he was wearing as well as the incense that was burning in the studio.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She would go into ecstasies on breathing in the patchouli and vetiver used for Cashmere shawls.My Private Menagerie|Theophile Gautier
No matter if the scent of patchouli became slightly mixed with the smell of leather.The Green Book|Mr Jkai
Through the air was wafted the cheap and stifling scent of patchouli.The Convert|Elizabeth Robins
Your remarks remind me of the morning odour of patchouli and stale smoke in a cheap Quartier Latin dancing-room.Mysterious Mr. Sabin|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Little Morlot began the endless tale of his conquests in more civilized lands: all patchouli and hair-oil.
British Dictionary definitions for patchouli
pachouli or patchouly
Word Origin for patchouli
Word Origin and History for patchouli
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.