pouncet-box

pouncet box

[poun-sit]
noun
a small perfume box with a perforated lid.

Origin:
1590–1600; pounce2 or pounce3 + -et

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pouncet box (ˈpaʊnsɪt)
 
n
a box with a perforated top used for containing perfume
 
[C16 pouncet, perhaps alteration of pounced punched, perforated; see pounce1]

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