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English noun: potpourri

1. potpourri (group) a collection containing a variety of sorts of things

SamplesA great assortment of cars was on display.
He had a variety of disorders.
A veritable smorgasbord of religions.

Synonymsassortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, mixture, motley, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)alphabet soup, farrago, gallimaufry, grab bag, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, melange, mingle-mangle, mishmash, oddments, odds and ends, omnium-gatherum, ragbag, range, sampler, selection, witch's brew, witches' brew, witches' broth

2. potpourri (communication) a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources

Synonymsmedley, pastiche

Broader (hypernym)composition, musical composition, opus, piece, piece of music

3. potpourri (artifact) a jar of mixed flower petals and spices used as perfume

Broader (hypernym)essence, perfume

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