Pronunciation: (pach'oo-lē, pu-chOO'lē), [key]
1. a plant, Pogostemon cablin, of tropical Asia, that yields a fragrant oil (patchouli oil) used in the manufacture of perfumes.
2. a penetrating perfume made from this oil. Also,pachouli,patch'ou•ly.
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