pouncet-box

noun
poun·​cet-box | \ ˈpau̇n(t)-sət-ˈbäks How to pronounce pouncet-box (audio) \

Definition of pouncet-box

archaic
: a box for carrying pomander

First Known Use of pouncet-box

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pouncet-box

probably from Middle French *poncette small pounce bag

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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 5 Oct. 2022.

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