Definition of patch box in English:

patch box

Syllabification: patch box

noun

historical
  • A decorated box for holding black silk patches for the face, used especially by women in the 17th and 18th centuries.
    More example sentences
    • Probably the most charming aid to grooming and personal beauty, at least to modern eyes, was the patch box, or boîte à mouches.

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