Definition of humidor in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhjuːmɪdɔː/


An airtight container for keeping cigars or tobacco moist.
Example sentences
  • An effective humidor should keep cigars at a temperature of 68 to 70 degrees and a humidity of 68 to 74 percent.
  • Inside the door, stored beneath the counter at the switchboard, is a humidor with an excellent cigar collection known only to the members.
  • Top-of-the-range humidors stacked with quality Cuban cigars are just one more attraction.


Early 20th century: from humid, on the pattern of cuspidor.

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