sachet

noun
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

Other Words from sachet

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

Examples of sachet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Create a scented sachet to freshen up a drawer or closet. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 31 Jan. 2022 Add the sachet to the pot and cook for 30 minutes longer. Remove the meats from the broth, letting any broth inside the chicken drain back into the pot. San Antonio Express-News, 13 Oct. 2021 If not, remove the sachet, but continue to simmer for 20-30 minutes longer. San Antonio Express-News, 13 Oct. 2021 The philosophical phrases of a sugar sachet that Juan’s colleague at the penitentiary reads every morning refer to what’s happening inside that prison. John Hopewell, Variety, 23 Sep. 2021 Or on that long weekend camping in a national park just north of Bangkok, where my only caffeine fix was a sachet of saccharine instant coffee. Chris Schalkx, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Aug. 2021 On June 28, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories commercially launched its 2-deoxy-D-glucose or 2-DG in India at a maximum price of Rs990 ($13.33) per sachet. Niharika Sharma, Quartz, 28 June 2021 The most common polyethylene in the region is the Type 2 plastic, used for manufacturing shopping bags and for packaging drinkable water sold in a 500ml sachet (colloquially referred to as pure water). Kingsley Kobo, Quartz, 16 May 2021 The body wash comes individually wrapped inside a dissolvable sachet—no bottle needed. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 22 Apr. 2021 See More

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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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“Sachet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sachet. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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