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bonbonnière

[bon-buh-neer, -nyair; French bawn-baw-nyer] /ˌbɒn bəˈnɪər, -ˈnyɛər; French bɔ̃ bɔˈnyɛr/
noun, plural bonbonnières
[bon-buh-neerz, -nyairz; French bawn-baw-nyer] /ˌbɒn bəˈnɪərz, -ˈnyɛərz; French bɔ̃ bɔˈnyɛr/ (Show IPA)
1.
a person or store that makes or sells candies.
2.
a box or dish for candies.
Origin of bonbonnière
1810-1820
1810-20; < French
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  • I can remember when many ladies—most ladies, carried a box—nay, two boxes—tabatiere, and bonbonniere.

    Roundabout Papers William Makepeace Thackeray

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