Origin of pouncet boxprobably ; from Middle French an unverified form poncette, box for pounce
Origin of pouncet boxPerhaps alteration of *pounced-box, from pounce3.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Compare French poncette.