sa·​chet | \sa-ˈshā \

Definition of sachet 

1 : a small bag or packet

2 : a small bag containing a perfumed powder or potpourri used to scent clothes and linens

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sacheted \sa-​ˈshād \ adjective

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Lavender bath bombs; lavender candles; deodorizing lavender sachets for your shoes, car or underwear drawer; lavender diffusers; lavender essential oils; even lavender chill pills for humans and dogs. Joanna Klein, The Seattle Times, "Lavender’s soothing scent could be more than just folk medicine," 26 Oct. 2018 Add coconut milk, water, sachet and additional salt. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "As Galt House gets a makeover, Rivue restaurant goes for local and fresh," 29 May 2018 Make a sachet by tying the kaffir lime leaf and bay leaf in cheesecloth. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "As Galt House gets a makeover, Rivue restaurant goes for local and fresh," 29 May 2018 The box contains 36 sachets of traditional and bespoke teas and tisanes in a royal purple interior. Kate Samuelson, Time, "20 of the Tastiest, Fanciest and Most Bizarre Royal Wedding Souvenirs," 14 May 2018 To keep the insects away from clothes, store them with sachets of dried lavender or tuck cinnamon sticks into drawers. Rebecca Straus, Good Housekeeping, "6 Ways To Get Rid Of Silverfish," 27 July 2016 Sold in boxes of six individually packaged sachets, the instant coffee can be combined with 8-10 ounces of hot water, stirred for 5 seconds, and sipped immediately. Leah Bhabha, Vogue, "Instant Coffee Is Making a Comeback," 11 May 2018 This one is studded with little wicker caddies stuffed with sachets of green tea. Hanya Yanagihara, Town & Country, "8 Hotels in Japan With Great Baths," 8 Dec. 2017 One promising idea is to distribute the sachets along with Coca-Cola—which gets everywhere. The Economist, "Bangladesh shows how to keep children alive," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sachet

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sachet

Middle French, from Old French, diminutive of sac bag — more at sac

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English Language Learners Definition of sachet

: a small bag that has a powder or a mixture of dried flowers and spices inside it and that is used to give a pleasant smell to clothes, sheets, etc.

: a small, thin package

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