minaudière

   (mee-noh-DYAIR) [French: an affected person] A small case, carried like a handbag, made to hold a woman’s personal items or cosmetics; often elaborately embroidered or jeweled.
   See also etui.

Dictionary of foreign words and phrases. . 2012.

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