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pomander

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noun po·man·der \ˈpō-ˌman-dər, pō-ˈ\

Definition of pomander

  1. 1 :  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 purposes

  2. 2 :  a box or hollow fruit-shaped ball for holding pomander



Origin of pomander

Middle English, modification of Anglo-French pomme de ambre, literally, apple or ball of amber


First Known Use: 15th century


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pomander

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noun po·man·der \ˈpō-ˌman-dər, pō-ˈ\

Medical Definition of pomander

  1. :  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 purposes




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