spleuchan

noun
spleu·​chan | \ ˈsplü-ḵən How to pronounce spleuchan (audio) , ˈsplyü- \

Definition of spleuchan

Scotland and Ireland
: a pouch especially for tobacco or money

First Known Use of spleuchan

1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spleuchan

Scottish Gaelic spliùcan & Irish spliúchán

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“Spleuchan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spleuchan. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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