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The definition of a sachet is a little bag filled with things that smell good to scent the clothes inside a drawer or closet.
An example of a sachet is a mesh bag filled with lavender put into an drawer of shirts.
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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a small bag, pad, etc. filled with perfumed powder or dried herbs and placed in dresser drawers, closets, etc. to scent clothing
- powder for such a bag
Origin: Fr from OFr, diminutive of sac: see sac
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A small packet of perfumed powder used to scent clothes, as in trunks or closets.
Origin: French, from Old French, diminutive of sac, bag, from Latin saccus; see sack1.