Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of mouchoir in English:
- Mouchoirs were produced in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to commemorate notable and royal events.
- On her lap lay a mouchoir fragrant with millefleurs, and the last new novel was open in her hand.
- An unidentified woman clutches a mouchoir while writing a sentimental family letter.
Late 17th century: French, from late Latin muccare 'wipe one's nose', from Latin mucus 'mucus'.
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