Pouch

pouch

1. A small bag; usually, a leathern bag; as, a pouch for money; a shot pouch; a mail pouch, etc.

2. That which is shaped like, or used as, a pouch; as: A protuberant belly; a paunch; so called in ridicule.

(Science: medicine) A cyst or sac containing fluid.

(Science: botany) A silicle, or short pod, as of the shepherd's purse.

A bulkhead in the hold of a vessel, to prevent grain, etc, from shifting. Pouch mouth, a mouth with blubbered or swollen lips.

Origin: F. Poche a pocket, pouch, bag; probably of Teutonic origin. See Poke a bag, and cf. Poach to cook eggs, to plunder. An enclosed space; the trapped miners found a pocket of air.


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