Pomander Po*man"der, n. [Sp. poma.] (a) A perfume to be carried with one, often in the form of a ball. (b) A box to contain such perfume, formerly carried by ladies, as at the end of a chain; -- more properly {pomander box}. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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  • pomander — ► NOUN ▪ a ball or perforated container of mixed aromatic substances used to perfume a room or cupboard or (formerly) carried as protection against infection. ORIGIN from Latin pomum de ambra apple of ambergris …   English terms dictionary

  • pomander — [pō′man΄dər, pō man′dər] n. [earlier pomamber < MFr pome ambre, pomme d ambre < pome (see POME) + ambre, amber] 1. a mixture of aromatic substances balled together and carried about with one, esp. formerly as a supposed safeguard against… …   English World dictionary

  • Pomander — Der Begriff Bisamapfel bezeichnet Duftstoffzubereitungen mit Zutaten wie Ambra oder Moschus („Bisam“) sowie die tragbaren, meist annähernd kugelförmigen Behälter, in denen sie aufbewahrt wurden. Bisamäpfel wurden bis ins 17. Jahrhundert hinein zu …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Pomander — A pomander, from French pomme d ambre , i.e. apple of amber, is a ball made of perfumes, such as ambergris (whence the name), musk, or civet. The pomander was worn or carried in a vase, also known by the same name, as a protection against… …   Wikipedia

  • pomander — UK [pəʊˈmændə(r)] / US [ˈpoʊˌmændər] noun [countable] Word forms pomander : singular pomander plural pomanders a ball filled with pleasant smelling substances that is put in a cupboard, drawer etc and was carried in the past as a protection… …   English dictionary

  • pomander — noun Etymology: Middle English, modification of Anglo French pomme de ambre, literally, apple or ball of amber Date: 15th century 1. a mixture of aromatic substances enclosed in a perforated bag or box and used to scent clothes and linens or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pomander — /poh man deuhr, poh man deuhr/, n. 1. a mixture of aromatic substances, often in the form of a ball, formerly carried on the person as a supposed guard against infection but now placed in closets, dressers, etc. 2. the ball, box, or other case in …   Universalium

  • pomander — noun a) A mixture of aromatic substances, made into a ball and carried as a protection against infection b) An orange, studded with cloves, hung in a wardrobe to provide a sweet smell …   Wiktionary

  • pomander — po·man·der pō .man dər, pō n a mixture of aromatic substances enclosed in a perforated bag or box and used to scent clothes and linens or formerly carried as a guard against infection also a clove studded orange or apple used for the same… …   Medical dictionary

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