pouncet box


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poun·cet box

 (poun′sĭt)
n.
A small perfume box with a perforated top.

[Perhaps alteration of *pounced-box, from pounce.]

pouncet box

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

poun′cet box`

(ˈpaʊn sɪt)
n.
a small perfume box with a perforated lid.
[1590–1600; pounce2 or pounce3 + -et]