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 for potpourri
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Potpourri \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.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  potpourri
      n 1: a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a
           great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety
           of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions" [syn:
           assortment, mixture, mixed bag, miscellany,
           miscellanea, variety, salmagundi, smorgasbord,
           potpourri, motley]
      2: a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or
         other musical pieces from various sources [syn: medley,
         potpourri, pastiche]
      3: a jar of mixed flower petals and spices used as perfume

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "potpourri":
     all sorts, assemblage, assortment, atomizer, broad spectrum,
     capriccio, caprice, censer, conglomeration, divertissement,
     fantasia, fumigator, gallimaufry, hash, hodgepodge, hotchpot,
     hotchpotch, humoresque, incense burner, incensory, jumble, magpie,
     mash, medley, melange, mess, mingle-mangle, miscellany, mishmash,
     mix, mixed bag, odds and ends, odorator, odorizer, olio,
     olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, parfumoir, pasticcio, pastiche,
     patchwork, perfumer, pomander, pouncet-box, purse atomizer,
     romance, romanza, sachet, salad, salmagundi, sauce, scent bag,
     scent ball, scent bottle, scent box, scenter, scramble,
     smelling bottle, spray, stew, thurible, vinaigrette,
     what you will
  
  

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