pomander: Word of the day for January 21, 2019 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

pomander , n :
(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.
(countable, historical) A small case in which an aromatic ball was carried.
(countable) A perforated container filled with pot-pourri for placing in a drawer, wardrobe, room, etc., to provide a sweet smell.
(countable) An apple or orange studded with cloves used for the same purpose.