Pot`pour`ri" (?), n. [F., fr. pot pot + pourri, p. p. of pourrir to rot, L. putrere. Cf. Olla-podrida.]

A medley or mixture

. Specifically: (a)

A ragout composed of different sorts of meats, vegetables, etc., cooked together.

(b)

A jar or packet of flower leaves, perfumes, and spices, used to scent a room

. (c)

A piece of music made up of different airs strung together; a medley

. (d)

A literary production composed of parts brought together without order or bond of connection.

 

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