patchouli, n. [CF. F. patchouli; prob. of East Indian origin.].
Patchouly camphor (Chem.), a substance homologous with and resembling borneol, found in patchouly oil.
A small shrubby mintlike plant (Pogostemon cablin syn. Pogostemon Patchouli) of the East Indies, yielding an essential oil from which a highly valued perfume is made. [1913 Webster]
The heavy perfume made from the patchouli plant. [1913 Webster]