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[hyoo-mi-dawr or, often, yoo-] /ˈhyu mɪˌdɔr or, often, ˈyu-/
a container or storage room for cigars or other preparations of tobacco, fitted with means for keeping the tobacco suitably moist.
Origin of humidor
1900-05; humid + -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Lancaster got a cigar from the humidor and collapsed his long gaunt body across chair and hassock.

    Security Poul William Anderson
  • “Every one to his own taste,” he observed as he called rather sharply to Tokudo to bring him his humidor.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer
  • Drawford selected a cigar from the humidor on his desk and offered one to Turnbull.

    Dead Giveaway Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Parallel to background down stage, tea table with coffee service thereon; near it to right, smaller table, on it a humidor.

    Moral Ludwig Thoma
  • He made no answer, going up to the humidor on the mantel and selecting a cigar, which he lighted very deliberately.

    A Top-Floor Idyl George van Schaick
  • When the second bottle was emptied, Mr. Claybourne brought forth a humidor filled with large, black Havanas.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • Slowly I let the lift break, and lowered the humidor to his desk.

    Modus Vivendi Gordon Randall Garrett
  • He turned and found a cigar to his liking out of many in a humidor beneath a smaller table at the right of his chair.

    Whispering Wires Henry Leverage
  • The nickel mixture was not quite like the Turkish blend in the humidor jar on the Kincaid Terrace mantel, but it sufficed.

    The Real Man Francis Lynde
  • Captain Carver selected a cigar from Peter Gross's humidor and reclined in the most comfortable chair in the room.

    The Argus Pheasant John Charles Beecham
British Dictionary definitions for humidor


a humid place or container for storing cigars, tobacco, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for humidor

1903, from humid on model of cuspidor.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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