poun·​cet-box ˈpau̇n(t)-sət-ˈbäks How to pronounce pouncet-box (audio)
: a box for carrying pomander

Word History


probably from Middle French *poncette small pounce bag

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pouncet-box was in 1598

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“Pouncet-box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pouncet-box. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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