patchouli

A bushy herb that is a member of the mint family. A strong-smelling oil taken from the leaves is used in perfumes, incense, detergents, and hair conditioners. It has been used in some cultures to prevent disease. The scientific name is Pogostemon cablin Paterson-Kelly syndrome
A disorder marked by anemia caused by iron deficiency, and a web-like growth of membranes in the throat that makes swallowing difficult. Having Paterson-Kelly syndrome may increase the risk of developing esophageal cancer. Also called Plummer-Vinson syndrome and sideropenic dysphagia.

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  • patchouli — [ patʃuli ] n. m. • patchaily 1826; du tamoul patch « vert » et ilai « feuille »; cf. angl. patchleaf ♦ Plante (labiacées) des régions tropicales qui fournit une essence très parfumée. ♢ Parfum (souvent ordinaire) extrait de cette plante. «… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Patchouli — Pa*tchou li, Patchouly Pa*tchou ly, n. [CF. F. patchouli; prob. of East Indian origin.] 1. (Bot.) A mintlike plant ({Pogostemon Patchouli}) of the East Indies, yielding an essential oil from which a highly valued perfume is made. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Patchouli — (Patschuli), s. Pogostemon …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Patchouli — (patschuli), ein aus dem starkriechenden Kraute Plectranthus graveolens bereitetes Parfüm …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • patchouli — → pachulí o pachuli …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • patchouli — (n.) 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • patchouli — or patchouly [pach′oo lē, pe cho͞o′lē] n. [Fr, altered < E patch leaf, part transl. of Tamil paccili, lit., green leaf < paccu, green + ilai, a leaf] 1. an East Indian mint (Pogostemon cablin) that yields a heavy, dark brown, fragrant oil 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Patchouli — Pogostemon cablin …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Patchouli — Taxobox name = Patchouli image width = 240px regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Lamiales familia = Lamiaceae genus = Pogostemon species = P. cablin binomial = Pogostemon cablin binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • patchouli — indinis pačiulis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Notrelinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Pogostemon heyneanus), paplitęs pietryčių Azijoje. Iš jo gaunamas eterinis aliejus. atitikmenys: lot. Pogostemon heyneanus angl. false patchouli; Indian… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • PATCHOULI — n. m. Nom d’une plante de l’Inde, remarquable par son odeur aromatique. Pastilles de patchouli. Il désigne, par extension, le Parfum extrait de cette plante. Se parfumer au patchouli. Un savon au patchouli …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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