pomander


po·man·der

noun \ˈpō-ˌman-dər, pō-ˈ\

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
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

Other Fashion Terms

bodkin, chignon, cowlick, eau de toilette, imperial, pocket, tonsorial

po·man·der

noun \ˈpō-ˌman-dər, pō-ˈ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POMANDER

: 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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