Pouch mouth
Pouch Pouch, n. [F. poche a pocket, pouch, bag; probably of Teutonic origin. See {Poke} a bag, and cf. {Poach} to cook eggs, to plunder.] 1. A small bag; usually, a leathern bag; as, a pouch for money; a shot pouch; a mail pouch, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch; as: (a) A protuberant belly; a paunch; -- so called in ridicule. (b) (Zo["o]l.) A sac or bag for carrying food or young; as, the cheek pouches of certain rodents, and the pouch of marsupials. (c) (Med.) A cyst or sac containing fluid. --S. Sharp. (d) (Bot.) A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse. (e) A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc., from shifting. [1913 Webster]

{Pouch mouth}, a mouth with blubbered or swollen lips. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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