Patchouly camphor(Chem.), a substance homologous with and resembling borneol, found in patchouly oil.

(Patch"work`) n. Work composed of pieces sewed together, esp. pieces of various colors and figures; hence, anything put together of incongruous or ill-adapted parts; something irregularly clumsily composed; a thing putched up. Swift.

(Patch"y) a. Full of, or covered with, patches; abounding in patches.

(||Pa`té") a. (Her.) See Patté.

(||Pa`té") n. [F. pâté.]

1. A pie. See Patty.

2. (Fort.) A kind of platform with a parapet, usually of an oval form, and generally erected in marshy grounds to cover a gate of a fortified place. [R.]

(Pate) n. [Cf. LG. & Prov. G. pattkopf, patzkopf, scabby head; patt, patz, scab + kopf head.]

1. The head of a person; the top, or crown, of the head. [Now generally used in contempt or ridicule.]

His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.
Ps. vii. 16.

Fat paunches have lean pate.

2. The skin of a calf's head.

(Pat"ed) a. Having a pate; — used only in composition; as, long-pated; shallow- pated.

(Pa*tee") n. See Pattee.

(Pat`e*fac"tion) n. [L. patefactio, fr. patefacere to open; patere to lie open + facere to make.] The act of opening, disclosing, or manifesting; open declaration. Jer. Taylor.

3. To adorn, as the face, with a patch or patches.

Ladies who patched both sides of their faces.

4. To make of pieces or patches; to repair as with patches; to arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; — generally with up; as, to patch up a truce. "If you'll patch a quarrel." Shak.

(Patch"er) n. One who patches or botches. Foxe.

(Patch"er*y) n. Botchery; covering of defects; bungling; hypocrisy. [R.] Shak.

(Patch"ing*ly) adv. Knavishy; deceitfully. [Obs.]

(Pa*tchou"li, 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.

2. The perfume made from this plant.

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