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sachet

[sa-shey or, esp. British, sash-ey] /sæˈʃeɪ or, esp. British, ˈsæʃ eɪ/
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
1475-1485
1475-85; < Middle French, equivalent to sach- (combining form of sac sack1) + -et -et
Can be confused
sachet, sashay, Sasha.
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sachet

/ˈsæʃeɪ/
noun
1.
a small sealed envelope, usually made of plastic or paper, for containing sugar, salt, shampoo, etc
2.
  1. a small soft bag containing perfumed powder, placed in drawers to scent clothing
  2. the powder contained in such a bag
Word Origin
C19: from Old French: a little bag, from sac bag; see sack1
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Word Origin and History for sachet
n.

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

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