Meaning of minaudière

min•au•dière

Pronunciation: (mē"nō-dyâr' Fr. mē-nō-dyer'), [key]
— pl. -dieres
  1. a small, sometimes jeweled case for a woman's cosmetics or other personal objects, often carried as a handbag.
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