sa·​chet | \ sa-ˈshā How to pronounce sachet (audio) \

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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Other Words from sachet

sacheted \ sa-​ˈshād How to pronounce sacheted (audio) \ adjective

Examples of sachet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the maintenance phase, the drug comes in a sachet. Jamie Primeau, NBC News, "1st peanut allergy drug for children approved by FDA," 1 Feb. 2020 These sachets are plastic-foil composites, and cannot be recycled. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "A documentary that will never let you see plastic the same way again," 12 Dec. 2019 Take off the heat, remove sachet, and puree all of the fruit and cider. Matt Wettish, Field & Stream, "9 Hunting Camp Cocktails for the Holidays," 20 Dec. 2019 Place sachet and cider in a large pot and bring to a boil. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Mulled Cider," 27 Sep. 2019 Companies like Unilever sell billions of single-use sachets in developing markets a year. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "A documentary that will never let you see plastic the same way again," 12 Dec. 2019 It is carefully measured and packed into capsules or foil sachets of varying doses that can be easily opened and mixed with food. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "For Children With Peanut Allergies, F.D.A. Experts Recommend a New Treatment," 13 Sep. 2019 Other innovative products include MarinaTex, a plastic film made from fish waste that's suited to making sandwich bags; sequins made from plant matter; and drinks containers and sachets made from seaweed. Sarah Lazarus, CNN, "Could Asia's passion for tofu help solve the plastic crisis?," 2 Dec. 2019 Best self-care gifts The Soothe gifting set comes with three sachets of fragrant, coconut milk-rich bath salts and — maybe more importantly — a $150 massage gift card. Jessica Migala, NBC News, "Best 18 relaxation gifts and stress-relieving gifts of 2019," 25 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of sachet was in the 15th century

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20 Feb 2020

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“Sachet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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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.
British : a small, thin package

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