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bonbonnière

Line breaks: bon¦bon|nière
Pronunciation: /ˌbɒnbɒnˈjɛː
 
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Definition of bonbonnière in English:

noun

A small ornamental box or lidded jar for confectionery.
Example sentences
  • In 18th-century France, this custom became a fine art, with small highly decorated boxes called bonbonnières made of precious materials given as presents and tokens of regard.
  • South African companies specialising in bonbonnières are always willing to offer creative and unusual options.
  • Staffordshire Enamels boxes, bonbonnières, music boxes, cufflinks, paperweights and clocks are shipped all over the world to discerning collectors.

Origin

French.

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