from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A small perfume box with a perforated top.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A box with a perforated lid, for sprinkling pounce, or for holding perfumes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pounce-box.
Perhaps alteration of *pounced-box, from pounce3.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)