pomander box
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 — 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — Synonyms and related words: atomizer, censer, fumigator, incense burner, incensory, odorator, odorizer, parfumoir, perfumer, potpourri, pouncet box, purse atomizer, sachet, scent bag, scent ball, scent bottle, scent box, scenter, smelling bottle …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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

  • pomander — po|man|der [pəˈmændə, pəu US ˈpoumændər] n [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: pome d ambre apple of amber ] a box or ball that contains dried flowers and ↑herbs and is used to make clothes or a room smell pleasant …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pomander — noun (C) a box or ball that contains dried flowers and herbs and is used to make clothes or a room smell pleasant …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pomander — n. 1 a ball of mixed aromatic substances placed in a cupboard etc. or hist. carried in a box, bag, etc. as a protection against infection. 2 a (usu. spherical) container for this. 3 a spiced orange etc. similarly used. Etymology: earlier… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pouncet-box — ▪ metalwork       small silver box, the sides of which are “pounced,” or pierced, with holes, containing a sponge soaked in pungent vinegar to ward off diseases and offensive odours. The box was carried by English gentlemen from about the mid… …   Universalium

  • pouncet box — [poun′sit] n. [prob. < MFr * poncette, box for POUNCE2] Archaic POMANDER (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

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