sac-het powder

sachet

[sa-shey or, esp. British, sash-ey]
noun
1.
a small bag, case, or pad containing perfuming powder or the like, placed among handkerchiefs, lingerie, etc., to impart a pleasant scent.
2.
Also, sachet powder. the powder contained in such a case.

Origin:
1475–85; < Middle French, equivalent to sach- (combining form of sac sack1) + -et -et

sachet, sashay, Sasha.
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sachet (ˈsæʃeɪ)
 
n
1.  a small sealed envelope, usually made of plastic or paper, for containing sugar, salt, shampoo, etc
2.  a.  a small soft bag containing perfumed powder, placed in drawers to scent clothing
 b.  the powder contained in such a bag
 
[C19: from Old French: a little bag, from sac bag; see sack1]

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sachet
"small perfumed bag," 1838, from Fr. sachet (12c.), dim. of sac (see sac). A reborrowing of a word that had been used 15c. in the sense "small bag, wallet."
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