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Word of the day for January 21
pomander n
  1. (countable, uncountable, historical) A mixture of aromatic substances, made into a ball and carried by a person to impart a sweet smell or as a protection against infection.
  2. (countable, historical) A small case in which an aromatic ball was carried.
  3. (countable) A perforated container filled with pot-pourri for placing in a drawer, wardrobe, room, etc., to provide a sweet smell.
  4. (countable) An apple or orange studded with cloves used for the same purpose.
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