Meaning of pomander


Pronunciation: (pō'man-dur, pō-man'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a mixture of aromatic substances, often in the form of a ball, formerly carried on the person as a supposed guard against infection but now placed in closets, dressers, etc.
  2. the ball, box, or other case in which it was formerly carried.
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