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

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Put a few drops in a diffuser; rub a few drops on your hands, wrist, or temples; or place lavender sachets under your pillow. Danielle Corcione, Teen Vogue, "How to Fall Asleep," 12 Mar. 2019 Step 7: Skimming and Reduction → When the meat is done, discard the sachet. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "The Two Ways To Cook Meat Perfectly Every Time," 18 Aug. 2017 Store wool and silk items (which moths also like!) together in airtight plastic containers, with plenty of moth repellent—or, if you're concerned about chemicals, natural moth sachets. 8. Arianne Cohen, Woman's Day, "Time-Saving Household Cleaning Tricks," 21 Nov. 2011 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

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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.
British : a small, thin package

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