Small, spherical or apple-shaped container with a pierced lid used to carry aromatic herbs. Pomanders were originally worn around the neck or wrist as a means of guarding against odours, and have been known by this name since the 16thC. See also vinaigrette.
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Po·man'der noun [ Spanish poma .] (a) A perfume to be carried with one, often in the form of a ball. (b) A box to contain such perfume, formerly carried by ladies, as at the end of a chain; -- more properly pomander box . [...
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A perfume to be carried with one, often in the form of a ball. ... A box to contain such perfume, formerly carried by ladies, as at the end of a chain; more properly pomander box. ... Origin: Sp. Poma. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) A box to contain such perfume, formerly carried by ladies, as at the end of a chain; -- more properly pomander box. • (n.) A perfume to be carried with one, often in the form of a ball.
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small metal (sometimes china) container designed to hold a ball of aromatic spices or herbs. Worn suspended from neck or girdle or attached to the ... [1 related articles]
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A pomander, from French pomme d`ambre, i.e. apple of amber, is a ball made of perfumes, such as ambergris (whence the name), musk, or civet. The pomander was worn or carried in a vase, also known by the same name, as a protection against infection in times of pestilence or merely as a useful articl...
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A pomander was originally a ball of perfume carried in a small, usually round box or case which was also known as a pomander. Today, the term applies to a small box or case with perforations used for holding pot-pourri and often hung in wardrobes to keep clothes smelling fresh.
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1) Aromatic ball
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A small, ornamental bottle containing perfume or other aromatics that is usually worn as a pendant
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